When You Need A Creativity Boost

Since photography is art it’s inevitable that all photographers will at some point get into a slump. A point where you’re shooting less and feeling uninspired.

When that happens you need a creativity boost.


The photograph you see here might look like a simple closeup of a camera, but really it was something I really needed.

It’s been a while since I really went out and photographing things for myself so I decided one day to try something new.

I grabbed my Nikon 105mm Macro lens and attached it to the Nikon 1.7x extension.

I put my camera on a tripod, set it for a 2 second timer, got my exposure, framed the shot and captured a fun closeup of one of my vintage cameras.

I processed the photograph in Adobe Lightroom with basic contrast, highlights and shadows adjustments. I then added a fun vintage split toning effect to the entire image. It’s subtle but adds that bit of old to a new photograph.

It’s a simple shot, but one that made me think and try something new. Now it has me thinking about the possibility of extending the macro lens out in the elements.

I call it a successful creative boost.

Thanks for reading and happy shooting,

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