(Extra)Ordinary: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday

Photography, Inspiration, Everyday, Objects

Post and Images by Master Scott Norris

There are days – many days actually – as an artist where I can’t seem to find the inspiration to create. It could be the weather, it could be lack of sleep (although that is almost a constant), it could be any number of things. Whatever the reason, the camera stays tucked away and the computer screen (my canvas) stays blank.

How do I get out of this funk? It is quite simple actually. I look around.

Photography, Inspiration, Everyday, Objects

Yep, just around the house, or wherever I happen to be. OK, it is a bit more than just looking – you have to look at things with fresh eyes, as if you’ve never seen any of the things around you before.

Photography, Inspiration, Everyday, Objects

Look for colors you may not have not noticed before. Try to see patterns or shapes in the ordinary. See the way the light illuminates and shades the mundane. Heck, pretend you are a famous impressionist painter looking for your next masterpiece still life – whatever works for you!

Photography, Inspiration, Everyday, Objects

The point is, the great images – photos, paintings, whatever – are always there. All you need to do is see them.

What do you do when you’re stuck for inspiration? Let us know in the comments.

About Scott Norris

My goal, my calling, if you will, is to help others make photographs – make works of art – that are filled with who they are. What the subject is, is not as important as what the subject is saying – the STORY, the mood, the emotion. Without that, a photograph is just a snapshot. I’m a 3D animator/motion graphics artist by trade, shooting photos all the while. Texas born and raised, now in Milwaukee, I’m married and have a little toddler running around the house.

This article originally published at http://www.scottnorrisphotography.com/

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