It’s easy to fall into a slump with your photography. You return from a great photographic journey, pack your camera away, and fall back into the grips of normal everyday life. This should not be. Yes, it’s true, the Grand Canyon is not in your backyard. At least for most of us it’s not. However, no matter where you live, a plethora of photographic opportunities exist right outside your door. You just have to be willing to step outside the box, and try something different than your used to.
Such was the case with the image you see above. I just recently returned from a five day trip to the Great Smokey Mountains, and a week later spent three days at the Grand Canyon. After returning home from the Canyon, I packed my camera away, and was finding it hard to get inspired to shoot anything after being in such stunning locations. I had to break the cycle. Yesterday morning I awoke to a clearing storm. I walked out in my backyard and found everything dripping with dew. I grabbed my camera and macro lens (which I hardly ever use), and started shooting. I was quite pleased with the results. But more importantly, I broke through my slump, and jump started my creative process again.
So, the next time you find yourself in a creative slump and don’t feel like shooting, grab your camera, head out in your backyard and “Just Dew It”.