I think this informations are really usefull so I wanna share with you guys.
It’s kind of long so I’m gonna go through it kind of quicly and I’m going to use three different posts: one per week.
In this one, the first, we are gonna talk about STAYING INSPIRED
So this one is really closed to my heart because if you follow me on facebook, or instagram, twitter etc, you know that I always say “Stay Inspired, stay inspired.. bla bla”, but I’m not just saying this for fun and I’m not just saying this like a cash phrase, "STAYING INSPIRED" is maybe like foofoo and fluffy but honestly I really do truly believe that it’s the most important thing you can do for your photography art and your photography business.
So like I did it in my presentation I just wanna kind of go over what I mean when I say “Stay inspired”, so:
What is it? I just love this question so much because if you even look at the word it’s “in spirit” and so: what that means?! That inspiration already lives inside of you.
How do I get inspired?
So what that means? Is that you don’t have to find it, you don’t have to look for it, it’s not something you can borrow or buy or rent, so you already have, already own the inspiration that you need.
But now let me talk about three ways to find inspiration.
One way to find what inspires you is:
Ask yourself questions. Like, I think one of the coolest things to do is sit down with a piece of paper and pencil and ask yourself what do I love and specificly what do I love about photography. Like for exemple, some few things that I love: I love hats, I love flowers, I love fashion, I love white forniture, I really like white things, clean things, I like chocolate, I mean I can just write down things I like all the time because guess what, not everybody likes that, so this are things that inspire me and everybody must be very specific about things that you love. But if we start to be a little bit more specific about photography: What do you love about photography?! Well I love expression, I love to catch people laughing, I like to make women look beautiful, I like light, I like softness, I like flowers, I like shoes, I like dresses, so naturally being a wedding photographer is a perfect foot for me.
Another thing to do is getting inspired from other people, and you can be inspired by all the different kind of artists: sculputers, poets, people that cooks amazingly, people that just live their lives pretty greatly, all the different tipes of people inspire me, for example my sisters inspire me because they are older and is just beautiful the way in which they carry life troubles, and it’s, you know, we are all artists, all people are artists.
The fird one, is really really important to me, and it’s a kind of deep. Allow. Allow to yourself to be inspired; all of us are human, all of us have that thing in our had that tells us that we are not good enough, we are not smart enough, none is gonna like our idea, or we are gonna fail, every body and I get it all the time. But the thing is, if you are really strong, and you’re really focus then when that voice comes up you just have to ignored it, and your desire to create has to be bigger and louder and like braver than this thing that tell you that you can’t. So you have to allow.
How do you know when you are inspired.
Life feel effortless. Life is not effortless, life can be really heavy and there’s time in which is hard to move on but there’s things that happen in us that make us feel that we can do more. I always know that I can be better.
It’s all you can think about. So, photography is definetly what I think about most of my day, like I’m so in love with that, and you know if you are a beginner photographer or if you doing this for a long time that you see the world differently.
You feel called. So this one I love because we already talk about the desire that you have to create and listen to those inspiration that are inside of you is bigger and more powerful than the fear that often can sourrounded our inspirations.
And the last is: you feel it in your bones. It really does become a part of you. Every time your desire is bigger than your fear it becomes easier and easier to create and to take chances and to grow as an artist.
What do you once you got it.
Once you get inspired, once you feel the freedom, then you GIVE IT AWAY! Gave all your tiket away, life is like a bakery and you have all this beautiful cookies, like, start overflowing so what you do? If you wanna keep getting fresh cookies give your cookies away. You only get what you give in this life. Don’t try to, you know, keep your secrets, keep your inspiration like “oh gosh, this was really cool I don’t wanna share it with anybody else, they might be better than me”, when that happens, (is very human), you keep point that and push it to the side, your bigger than that and you give it away. Your energy, you know.
So next week I’m going to talk about how staying creative, and how I said at the beginning of this post, I know it’s like a little fluffy and intangible, “staying inspired” it’s an hard thing to explain but, i’m telling you, it’s sound intangible, fluffy and it is, but it is the secret. It’s one of the bigger sicret of how to keep this photography thing when you shooting weddings all the time.
So this is the conclusion, for now. I hope you enjoied it! Don't forget to follow me on facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. :)