5 TED Talks That May Change Your View on Creativity

With every new year comes a list of fresh resolutions.  For me, making more time for creativity is always at the top of my list
Regardless of whether you view yourself as a creative photographer or not, you can always learn some useful skills and techniques which will help you to tap into that creative ‘right brain’ thinking and bring a new perspective to your photography.
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Unlock the Power of a Beginner’s Mind!

I’ve always been fascinated by the creative process – the capricious nature of the muses, and some people’s ability to be effortlessly creative.
Shoshin is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind”. It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and a lack of preconceptions when studying a subject – even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would.

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The Quickest Way to Creative Macro Photography

Delving into Macro!

Macro photography opens the door to the intricate and beautiful detail of our world that often goes unseen by the naked eye. It forces you to view things differently; it really encourages curiosity; it transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. There are new worlds ready for you to explore – all around you!

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Find your WHY!

Do you ever stop to think about why you create the images you do? Getting to your Why isn’t as easy as it sounds. The easy answer is, ‘I do it because I love it!’ But it’s important to examine that love a bit deeper to find more specific and revealing reasons. Why do you have to make photographs? Why is creating images important to you? What does it mean to you? Understanding your true motivations behind your photography can help you to become more creative and achieve your goals.

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The Key to Making Money on Instagram – for photographers

Instagram is one of the most useful social media sites for photographers. Photo editors, art directors and art buyers are already on Instagram, so you need to be there too. It is the only social media that is designed strictly for photography. A lot of photographers gain work and new opportunities directly from an Instagram account.

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A Practical Guide to Abstract Photography

Photographing and creating abstract images is to choose a new approach of interpreting the world around you. In fact, you need to develop a new way of seeing. Because abstract photography is about the distillation of the scene in front of you, it is important that you take a more detailed view of everything you come across. You need to learn to notice shapes, patterns, texture, and colour.

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Why Impressionist Photography is the Best Way to Explore Your Creativity

Impressionist photography is full of surprises. It is not an exact science. When you use a certain technique, the outcome is not always certain. The technique takes on a life of its own – and anything can happen. Sometimes the result surpasses your hopes, but there is also the risk of failure. This is all part of the thrill of impressionist photography.

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Expressive Flowers

Flowers make excellent models; they are incredibly beautiful, they will pose for you any time of the day and never complain.  Learning to see the intricate forms and colours of the simplest blossom will enhance your ability to see and photograph everything.

Photographing flowers takes patience and concentration. I wish I could tell you there is a simple method for creating impressionist images of flowers, but there isn’t one. Each variety presents a new challenge, but with practice you will very quickly learn how to control your camera and witness magical things happening before you.

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