Setting Limits

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Setting Limits sounds like something parents should do to control their kids. Setting Limits is also my most recent article about becoming a more creative photographer.

The idea is to set a limit when you feel creatively stuck. Without limits, the possibilities of what we can photograph are enormous.

So if you don’t know what to photograph, I suggest limiting yourself in time, space, subject matter, or technique.

At the same time, I explain that you shouldn’t limit yourself without knowing it. Fear that you cannot master a certain technique or that your photo won’t come out is no excuse for not trying and giving it your best. And certainly, you don’t want to slavishly follow some supposed rule.

So setting limits requires finesse and balance, like many of the best things in life!

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