Just Keep Shooting

Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Not terribly long ago I went through a down sing in photography.  I just couldn't get motivated to go out and do anything.  In fact, I used about every excuse I could come up with just to stay home.

One day I decided to e-mail Rick Sammon about this issue figuring over his career he likely encountered the same issue.  His advice to me was, "Just keep shooting."

Okay, so I have to be honest here...  I thought he was crazy.  Seriously, I contacted the "Godfather of Photography" and his advice was to just keep picking up the camera and shooting?  This seemed like poor advice at the time but I decided just maybe he knew more than me at the time. 

You know what happened?  The inspiration returned...  so much so I ended being the president of a camera club (SFNPCC) for two years, running workshops, writing articles, creating online videos, starting a podcast, and taking photo trips to places I had only dreamed about.

So if you find yourself in the same position take the advice of Rick Sammon, "Just Keep Shooting."