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  1. I became so burned out for a while and for me what really pulled me out was taking a sabbath. Which is based on the 7 days of creation in the Bible. I figured if God needed to rest for a day after working hard for 6 then maybe I should too. So I tried it! Honestly, at first it was insanely hard! After not resting for 8-10 months I had no idea what to do if I wasn't working. I've been scheduling a day without work for the past month- 2 months and it's made life unbelievably easier! After that 12 to 24 hour rest period I come back to shooting or editing so excited and ready. I believe it's made me a whole lot better and reignited that desire to learn more and get out there and shoot everything! I really love this video, the ideas, and the heart behind it! Keep up the great work man!!!

  2. this hit me squared up where I am. 20yrs of shooting and doing very well and for the past 2 maybe 3 yrs I've just been un-liking the process. So much so that I quit a regular 5 to 6 shoot a month gig over it. From not ever going anywhere without my case of bodies lenses filters and stuff to now not even thinking twice about not having any of it with me. So I guess my reason for writing isn't to find an answer so much as it is to give you some feedback that your generous outpouring to try to help in this kind of thing is duly noted and appreciated. Didn't go past me I felt it, feel it, and while I'm not sure what I'll end up doing it never hurts to reach out and my hope like yours, is that someone else might get the gear in the car and get back out there because you cared enough to reach to help them up. Thanks Pete.

  3. I have to say I am starting to hate Photography because I am shooting for a company which doesn’t want me to take the time to make it creative so I literally shoot fast and get to the next shoot. I am depressed and bored. What do I do?

  4. Oh, Peter. 4:20 before you get to the first idea. And it's a good one, but 4:20? You don't need to sell me on the concept of being bored with photography, you had me at hello with that subject. Love your channel, keep up the good work.

  5. Another killer video! This is something that every artist has to deal with, often more than once, throughout their journey. It helps to hear it from someone who has achieved inarguable "success" in their field.
    Great advice, as always. I've had similar success getting myself out of funks by just experimenting with stuff I don't have much experience with. So when I got bored with landscapes, I went out and bought an ND filter to fool around with that and longer exposures. When I got bored of macros, I switched up the background from natural to this nicely-patterned deck chair that I had been taking for granted for years. When I got bored with all of that, I jumped at the opportunity to be a cinematographer in one friend's short film, and to take BTS stills on another friend's web series. Yesterday, I had my first portraiture photo shoot ever with an actual (human) model. I'm always trying to expand my horizons, either by trying something where I know I will fall on my ass or by trying to look at something familiar in a brand new light.
    I think we all became artists because the prospect of a monotonous 9-5 job bored the heck out of us. So it's only natural that, even when we're doing what we love, we always want to keep it fresh. Routine threatens to make our passion stale. We have to always remember why we chose the artist's path in the first place; when it just becomes "work," as you said, it becomes less of a passion and more of a chore. I'm definitely going to try some of these tricks to spice up my next photo shoot.
    Good luck at the festival! I have to find some neon lights now…

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  7. As someone who has gone through many "dry" stages where I have been bored with photography or filmmaking this was a really great video. One thing I found helpful though was having a great support group of collaborators and friends who are also interested in Photography around you. My friends have pushed me and reinvigorated me on multiple occasions and I have done the same to them. Having someone to push you forward in this buisness is almost always a must.

  8. got that small spark I needed by seeing this, this is slowly becoming my job, and I feel it's starting to get to the point where I'm tired too do the same things over and over, so thank you for sharing this!

  9. I'm in a rut. Currently sitting on some holiday footage. Not sure if it's the big edit ahead or perhaps I'm just recovering from the holiday. Nothing like PM video to get you inspired again though!

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