Finding inspiration has always been a key element to my progression as a creative, and I’m always on the lookout for it on a daily basis. With that, I thought I’d share some of my go-to places on the interwebz when I need an instant jolt of the inspiring kind.
Being an automotive photographer most would believe my main source of inspiration would be other automotive photographers – but in all honesty it isn’t. I prefer to look to other genres of photography for my inspiration and motivation, but their is one amazing automotive photographer’s website I frequent on a regular basis because – well – his work is amazing!
My earliest experiences as an aspiring and working photographer was within action sports, mainly ski/snowboarding and mountain biking as mentioned in my First Blog Post. Even though at times it seems like a century ago since most of my time was spent on the side of a mountain, I still find a ton of inspiration from some of my favorite photographers in bike, snow, and surf.
Another place I look for inspiration on a regular basis is through education. Nowadays it isn’t hard to find tutorials and ‘how to’ info relating to photography, but the two places I find the most cutting edge and beneficial information relating to not only the art and science of photography, but what I think is even more important and usually missed by new photogs – the business side.
And lastly, one of the most inspirational creatives out there, who many know and owe much of their own progression to is Chase Jarvis. If you don’t know Chase and the incredible job he’s done over the years to breakdown walls within the creative community along with revolutionizing online education (he’s the co-founder of CreativeLive), then I suggest you head over to his site and get inspired.
I hope if you’re a creative, professional or hobbyist, you can find inspiration from the sources I’ve posted above, or it motivates you to look for your own. Always keep in mind, it’s one thing to pull inspiration from someone’s work, but another to straight up copy it. Sometimes imitation isn’t always flattering, so take that inspiration and use it to create something unique and inspire someone else.
Please feel free to share your sources for inspiration in the comments section below. And remember, inspiration can come from anything, not just photography.
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