2022 Photography Ideas #13 Limit Yourself

Some of the best creative work comes from working around limits and restrictions, even artificial ones that you assign to yourself.
Sue Musto

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Try it some time; allow yourself just a single prime lens for a day of shooting, or only take vertical images. The specific limitation can be anything, reasonable or absurd. Stand in one place the whole time, or shoot all your photos without looking at the LCD or viewfinder.

The photos you take, good or bad, aren’t as important as the exercise in creativity. Self-imposed restrictions are good practice for real photoshoots. Sometimes, you may not be able to use a flash due to venue rules, or your movement is restricted because you’re photographing from a small overlook. There are always going to be some limitations when you’re practicing photography, so it’s a good idea to prepare yourself for them ahead of time.


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