I suppose if we stand back and take a big gulp of air and then look at the explosion of image making that has happend in the last 6 or 7 years we'd probably think that photography didn't really exist until the advent of digital capture. Not since Mr Eastman launched the easy to use Point and Shoot Brownie cameras has there been such an explosion. But there is one thing I've noticed and that's the amount of image makers that burn brightly for a short while and are then gone. Now I'm not talking top end photography, but trending and being in vogue has it's own pitfalls for them and there will always be a conveyor belt of new talent pushing them on..no I'm talking about contacts, photographers I've followed, the ones who have embraced digital image creation and produced unique personal work who then just as quickly are gone. I only have to think back to the late 'noughties' and all the folk who no longer post images. I suppose getting older, having different circumstances, moving on to other areas of modern technology all play a part but what intrigues me is this MOJO thing .Now I'm lucky, I'm not in the first flush of youth so I know the clock is ticking and the number of heart beats I've been allotted are reducing by the day so time drives me along plus I shoot in so many 'styles' that I can go back to the same place and 'see' it differently anyway that's me but I've come across a lot of folk who invest in all the gear and then put it all away..unfinished business, so here are a few tips to getting your Mojo for Photography back
Photograph something out of your comfort zone
Sign up for a course and learn some new techniques
Get a project started
Find a shooting buddy
Go back and photograph things you've done before but do it differently
Make a list of subject matter and go and snap them
Ignore the lack of comments on your images
Join a group or club
Steal some ideas and make them your own
I could go on, but probably one of the things that kills off a lot of photographers is posting work and the only thing that happens is the distant sound of a church bell and the rustle of desert grass rolling across the screen, if you crave love and attention, join the bling groups, harvest 10,000 followers and don't forget to tell everyone how wonderful you are otherwise, create some great images, build on your skills, go forward, don't be afraid, if you build it they will come. Image making comes from you, great images come from within you and not through a stranger hitting a like/fave button.
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...