You don’t have to wait for the turn of a new year to start a new habit. Each day can be a new beginning. A hobby like photography also needs the discipline of a habit, and you can give it an extra motivational push with the help of the Web. You shouldn’t let your camera collect dust – think differently and inspiring photography ideas will come to you. If all fails, the Web and the number of popular photography blogs offer a constant stream of ideas.
So, are you stuck in a rut? Is your camera cocooned snugly in its bag and not doing anything else? Don’t let the battery of your passionate hobby die out. Here are some easy ways to get started with a photography habit today.
1. Photography Inspiration Every Day
My friend Bakari makes a case for using a 365-Day photography project to throw off the dust on your camera. You can do smaller projects like the 52 Weeks Project. The idea behind both is to put you in a constant state of inspiration so that it becomes a habit. Inspiration is everywhere. The advice is to be prepared to capture it in a frame when it flits by. Go to new places, meet new people (try Flickr’s 100 Strangers Group). Look at billboards and print ads with a critical eye, appreciate wall graffiti…there’s inspiration everywhere. Also, don’t forget to capture your ideas on paper or on digital tools like Evernote.