I changed aspect ratios to beat a creative slump, and I think you should too!

Kalum Carter
(Image credit: Kalum Carter)

As creatives, we often lose some of the passion and determination that got us into photography in the first place – and that’s completely normal! I get these creative slumps from time to time, and I have found that setting restrictions when shooting can get me back on track and invigorate my work with a new sense of enthusiasm. 

Last year I had one of these slumps, and my way out came from implementing a restriction and a camera feature that most photographers do not employ enough: aspect ratio!

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.