The world needs photographers who are 'alive' and vital and positive. Here are some tell-tale signs that your photography is in the casualty ward and could very soon be on life support.
|In Botero's Gallery in Colombia|
- In the past twelve months you never travelled to a single new destination.
- Your photographic world revolves around your camera club, the rules and the next monthly competition.
- You find yourself increasingly saying 'I wished I had my camera with me'
- You haven't done a single new course or learnt one new thing because you 'know it all'
- Creative ideas have all but dried up - you find yourself copying other photographers' ideas.
|My 'Botero' inspired shot|
In 2013 I visited the Botero Gallery in Colombia and was so inspired by the art of Fernando Botero I stayed an extra half day. His quirky, eccentric paintings of people who are 'volumetrically distorted' invaded my mind and convinced me to try some 'Botero' style portraits. If I had never visited his gallery I would never have been inspired.