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.
TED talks are a favourite way to discover new ways of thinking, and they are a constant source of inspiration. They are not only very informative but also very entertaining.
For those of you who are not familiar with TED talks, TED stands for “Technology Entertainment Design”. They are a series of conferences with the motto, “an idea worth spreading”.
Each one of these TED talks sends a powerful message and will hopefully not only open your mind but also inspire you in many different ways.
Watch these talks at your own pace, and ready yourself to be inspired. You’ll learn, laugh, and maybe even cry.
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius
Writer Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the best-selling novel “Eat, Pray, Love”, explains that we all have a little bit of genius inside us. She tells us that, once you start just showing up, creativity will come to you.
Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
Anyone who ever shared their creative work can relate to this talk. She will open your eyes into what really holds so many of us back from creative life.
Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke of Insight
In this talk, Jill Bolte Taylor describes how a stroke gave her a unique insight into the world of ‘right brain’.
Tim Brown: Tales of Creativity and Play
Fear of judgment is often the reason to censor ourselves about what we create. Tim Brown encourages us to get back into a childlike mindset.
David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence
David Kelley shows that everyone is naturally creative. The world is not divided between the creative people and everyone else, and he encourages all of us to unleash our creative confidence.
I’d love to know your recommendations, because I’m always looking for my next source of inspiration. Please leave them in the comments below.