Why Do We Photographers Have Such a Hard Time Staying Inspired and Motivated?

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Some ideas:

1. The desire for consistency as a bad one.

If we strive to stay “consistent” as a visual artist, we decay. We prevent ourselves from evolving, and making new photos. And the principle of life for us photographers is growth — visual growth. This can only happen if you make *NEW* photos, instead of just resting on your past laurels!

2. Not reflecting enough on your past photos, and the joy of your growth.

I wonder if we photographers have poor memory. We are so gluttonous for new experiences that we forget to reflect on our past experiences and photos.

3. Social media is evil

I am certain social media is the worst modern vice, and the worst thing for our creative spirit and energy. It is a vampire of motivation. Why? We strive to please social media, instead of ourselves.

MASTER MOTIVATION

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By ERIC KIM

Artist-Philosopher