Inspiration… it is hard to come by.  Sometimes it comes in spurts, other times the flood gates open and we can’t catch the inspirational wave fast enough before getting  consumed by its wake.  Either way, whether the inspiration trickles or it flows like a river, we really do not have much control over it.

I used to try to find inspiration when I was in college, as if it was a Holy Grail somewhere that you could tap into when you wanted.  I used to think those who were successful got there because they took a piece of that grail home with them and locked it up, not telling anyone where it was like Smeagol coddling his “…Precious…” 

The truth is, those successful artists don’t have an endless grail of inspiration flowing under their bed.  They achieved success because they struggled just like you and I do, riding the same inspirational wave.  However, they had the gull to to ride the wave no matter how much the undertow would hurt if they failed to catch it.

I recently watched a video on Fstoppers that I found truly inspirational.  You must take 15 minutes out of your day and check out the video they produced about some very successful photographers, like Joe McNally, John Keatley, and David Hobby to name a few, who are working avidly in the industry right now.  I found this video so inspirational that I decided not to air a tutorial today, but instead implore you to check it out!

Where do you find inspiration?

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Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it is less about the art and more about the process. He dives deep into difficult topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside the box thinking.
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