10 Places Photographers Can Find Creative Inspiration, From Adam Senatori

We welcomed our second In Focus speaker, aerial photographer Adam Senatori, to the stage earlier today in NYC and he gave us a talk that proved to be especially inspirational. While his words inspired us to “make the jump” and be willing to “invest your life into something you really care about,” his morning routine and sources of creative inspiration were just as interesting and motivational.

Get creatively inspired from aerial photographer Adam Senatori!

Adam says “I absorb all day long, from when I wake up to when I go to bed,” in order to stay creatively inspired. And his first stop of the day after he wakes up may not come as a surprise: Instagram. “I check Instagram. Looking at other photographers is a different kind of inspiration. It’s motivation for me to get off my butt and shoot. To get out there and do more.”

We totally get that.

Here are some other places and ways Adam stays inspired. Will you add any to your daily routine?

    • Photobooks — “I have lots of photobooks.”
    • Youtube
    • Podcasts — “I listen to podcasts from Tim Ferriss, Tara Brach, Jocko Willink, and Joe Rogan, but more importantly it’s about listening to others.”
    • Books and blogs — “I read a lot of books and blogs by Seth Godin, Eckhart Tolle, and Maria Popova at Brainpickings.”
    • Taking notes
    • Recording sounds
    • Making screenshots
    • Take photos
    • Noticing colors and patterns

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Kristy Ellington

Head of content marketing and social media at Creativelive.