There comes a time in every creative photographers lives that they lose focus. And I don’t mean via the focus ring!
i love new and innovative ideas and often use Viewbug & my social media sites to gauge opinion on my work. I also enter local camera club competitions but in all honesty, the “judges” don’t really receive new ideas particularly well.
I always go back to the basics, simplicity being the key if I find myself struggling. So that might mean a simple product, single light source and go from there. Much the same as a landscape photographer will return to his or hers go to location.
Above all you have got to get back to loving what you do.