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Your inspirations on those 'flat' days.

Hi everyone,

I’ve recently stared at a local daily, and while it’s fun most days I’m finding there’s a noticeable increase of days in which its easy to fall into the cursed – ’that’ll do’ mindset. I figured I’d fire up a post here:

Are there any sources you stalkers stalk for inspiration in the news field? Compositional changes? Lighting shakeups? Speed hacks? Dump some recommendations here, I’m sure it’ll be a great resource if we pitch in :)

Cheers,
Luka

by Luka Kauzlaric at 2013-08-01 04:40:35 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Go for a walk with one camera, and one single focal length lens. Carry a notebook for names, etc. That’s all you need. If you’re desperate go in the local bar and chat with the regulars. There’s always something going on.

by John Robert Fulton Jr. | 01 Aug 2013 16:08 | Spring Lake, Michigan, United States | | Report spam→
Personally, I have decided that when I don’t “feel” it, I just don’t, and I stop. For me, it comes more from within, than from any external source. Deciding to stop sometimes just feels more honest :)

by Raffaela Lepanto | 02 Aug 2013 20:08 | | Report spam→
The old pond,
A frog jumps in:
Plop!

-Matsuo Basho (translated by Alan Watts)

by Barry Milyovsky | 03 Aug 2013 15:08 (ed. Aug 3 2013) | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Raffaela – Luka is working for a daily newspaper. He can’t take the day off when he doesn’t “feel” like taking photographs.

by John Robert Fulton Jr. | 04 Aug 2013 20:08 | Spring Lake, Michigan, United States | | Report spam→
In my heart I always what to capture images, but yes there are flat days; I go to a cafe write just a little and drink one cup of coffee & tea, take myself to a different road/street walk with camera, release the shutter just to here the sound, then start to shoot anything that strikes any interest. Most times something good happens.

by gary dwight miller | 05 Aug 2013 04:08 | Tra Vinh, Vietnam | | Report spam→
John, you are right, I haven’t been articulated enough; what I meant was stopping to listen to myself, and find inspiration from within, not stopping taking pictures all together. :)

by Raffaela Lepanto | 05 Aug 2013 08:08 | | Report spam→

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Luka Kauzlaric, Photographer Luka Kauzlaric
Photographer
Melbourne , Australia ( MEL )
John Robert Fulton Jr., Photographs John Robert Fulton Jr.
Photographs
Spring Lake, Michigan , United States
Raffaela Lepanto, photoeditor, photographer Raffaela Lepanto
photoeditor, photographer
(photoeditor, photographer)
London , United Kingdom
Barry Milyovsky, totally unprofessional Barry Milyovsky
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(emperor of ice cream )
New York , United States
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photographer
(Available for Dessert)
New York , United States


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