Opinion: Feeling burned out? Maybe it’s time to put down your camera

Photography fatigue
(Image credit: Unsplash: Nubelson Fernandes)

As I write this, I’ve just returned to work after a week off enjoying everything life has to offer, except photography. That’s right, feeling burned out encouraged me to abstain from taking a single photo during the past seven days and it’s been absolute bliss. Now, I understand that’s probably not the inspiring passage you’d hope to read on a website dedicated to the best cameras, the best lenses and everything in between. 

However, you can rest assured that I’m not suggesting anyone set down their camera for good. Instead, I’m advocating for a creative detox, a chance to wind down and free the creatively burned out mind. Here's why...

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.