Life as a photographer can sometimes be really boring…. WHAT? I don’t think so.
Photographers are lucky enough to do a job that they didn’t just landed on but because they really love it. Clicking that shutter, learning new techniques and trying new equipment or different viewing angles cannot become boring. Of course, there is always the chance to realise that showing people the world through your lens is not right for you but that is a different story.
However, many people find it hard to get new inspiration and hit a wall of frustration. That can lead to giving up their targets or even photography. Yes, we’ve all been there and it happens all the time and not only with photography. It’s common sense that if you do the same thing in the exact same way you’ll get exactly the same results. I agree that it sounds not only boring but also a bit stupid, if I’m allowed to say so.
Repetitiveness can kill. Shake things a little and find again the fun in photography. Try different viewing angles. Visit new locations and explore them. Play with focal length. Get close ups or super wide angle images. Light painting is one of the most fun things that you can do with a DSLR. Have you ever tried to take the same image using long exposure and move the camera to the left or right? You may pass over a place every day at the same time. Try to visit it later or earlier on the day. It’ll be a different light situation, different people maybe and a different image surely.
Carry your camera wherever you go and be more attentive. Introduce the habit of trying things a bit differently every day. Make a list and follow it. Experiment with equipment or techniques and learn from it. This doesn’t apply only to photography but also in every other aspect of life. Beauty many times comes out of simplicity. Perception is not a single module mechanism. Different stimuli result in a different experience even in a still image… Try it.