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7 Helpful Ideas to Break Out of a Creative Rut

Creative ruts are something we all go through at one time or another, and they can be frustrating if you are a hobbyist and downright dangerous if you are a professional whose income relies upon your ability to come up with interesting and effective ideas and content. So, what can you do when the creative juices stop flowing? This excellent video tutorial will give you seven ideas to help you get back on track. 

Coming to you from First Man Photography, this awesome video tutorial will give you seven helpful ideas to help you break out of a creative rut. The thing that has always helped me has been placing arbitrary limitations on my workflow. This can be something as simple as only shooting at f/11 for the day or only using square crops in post. The idea is not that these will somehow be a magic key to great photos, but rather that you are forcing your brain to solve the problems created by those restrictions, and in doing so, you reinvigorate your creativity and discover ideas or techniques that you can take back to your normal workflow when you lift whatever rules you have placed on yourself. Check out the video above for lots of helpful tips.

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