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what to do when

Standing in my studio ... so many props everywhere and a brand new bouquet of pink carnations and a few sprays of eucalyptus ... but I just don't know what do to with them.

It can be frustrating ... does that ever happen to you? Just a real lack of inspiration ...

This is a regular occurrence with me. And so I'm just going to share a few things I do that help to get those creative ideas going.

  1. Step away: Sometimes, it doesn't matter how much I look at my props I still don't get inspired, so I just step away. I go into the other room and do something else. It never seems to fail. An idea jumps into my head and then I go back and shoot.
  2. Scroll through Instagram or Pinterest: I get so inspired by looking at other artists work! I save images that inspire me and then go back to them when I'm lacking inspiration.
  3. Just Play: Pull together different props, try out light and airy, dark and moody ... rustic, clean ... Something will jump out at you.
  4. Shoot & Edit: Many times I shoot three or four pictures, then upload them to my computer and edit. When I edit and see what they will look like sometimes I see something that needs to be tweaked or am just loving what I'm seeing so much that other ideas jump out at me and I head back to the studio and shoot some more.
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What do you do when you're lacking inspiration? I'd love to hear in the comment section down below ... your ideas will help me and others too!

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P.S. You might want to check out my eBook ... it has some inspirational tips that will help you on this still life journey you're on.

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I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls...

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

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Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls of our newly remodeled King Spa Suite.

She has a gift …

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the...

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Food Photographer

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2019-09-26T18:13:48-07:00

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the right light! She is a sweet and talented soul and her still life photography and work speaks for itself!! Gorgeous!

She has become an amazing teacher of photography

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is...

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

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2019-09-28T11:07:32-07:00

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is displaying.

Her eye for beauty is exceptional!

Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!
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2019-09-28T11:15:27-07:00
Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!

She is extraordinarily talented and has a beautiful heart as well.

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

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2019-09-29T18:09:06-07:00

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.
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