Being creative is something you do rather than something you are. Creativity is an ever-evolving loop of learning skills, experimenting, evaluating and discovering something unique. There is continuous movement back and forth that expands to greater knowledge as you move along. Anyone can develop creative spirit by learning and practising. Creativity is simply a journey that begins with an interest and a willingness to experience something new and experiment with it.
There is something magical about taking the first image of the photoshoot. You can never quite tell where it might take you.
I wasn’t expecting to discover anything special that afternoon, when I look at my lawn through my camera’s viewfinder. A fresh, crisp scent of the wild mint wafted over me in a slow, invisible cloud. There was a familiar, happy, yellow face of a dandelion. Some sharp and angry blades of grass. An innocent daisy was looking humbly. A tall, slim cowslip was trying to get my attention.
But I wanted something else, something different and exceptional. Something that would help me to escape from the ordinary. So I decide to use my secret weapon – water.
Robert Cornelius shares his ideas for creating works of art and creating for yourself with personal photography projects.
You see your photography fiends and other people online succeeding and creating beautiful images, yet you can’t seem to wrap your brain around exactly how they created those photographs. What do they know that you don’t? What do you need to do to breakthrough to the next level of photographic success?
Patti Dobrowlski shows you how to build a roadmap to your desired future. See it. Believe it. Act on it.
Learning the Visual Language of Dance
My fascination with dance began when I was a child. I must admit I never achieved any kind of mastery, despite many years of training and my great passion for this art form. Only through my photography did I manage to turn dance into a beautiful world of expression. Whenever I have a chance I grab my camera to photograph any form and style of dancing. The moving body conveys feelings or ideas that cannot be put into words. Being able to capture that through my camera gives me enormous joy and great satisfaction.
My adventure with dandelions started in March 2011. It was a beautiful autumn day. Fluffy white clouds were slowly rolling across the bright, blue sky. I was just preparing my next photographic workshop and desperately needed more macro images. Luckily for me, my husband hadn’t mown the lawn for a while. So when I went outside in search of my next photographic subject I spotted a few dandelions in the corner of my backyard.