Posts Tagged Vision

Creativity and the Photographer

This is not a discussion about the rule-of-thirds, composition or other such things. I'd like to take you to a different place, with perhaps a fresh perspective. I am certain there are no easy formulas. Yet, I think there are a few helpful ideas which can guide us. Let me share two in particular....

Slow down…

Now, I have learnt to slow down and even stop, with out guilt. For me, it is the "without guilt" thing which makes a huge difference in how quickly I can bounce back with creative vigour.

Becoming a photographer: Learning To See – Part 2

Strange as it may sound, one of the limitations we have as photographers, are our eyes. Our eyes are highly functional. They simply see what is in front of us. Therefore, the temptation to photograph only what we can physically see, is very powerful. However the results as I discovered, are often sterile photocopier images; nice pretty pictures, well exposed, but nothing more... This realisation was a huge breakthrough for me. It propelled my journey of photography down new paths.

Becoming a photographer ~ part 1: the struggle to see

How does a photographer look beyond the camera and learn to how develop creative vision and artist insight. Learning how to be a photographer: "In those early days, what I was producing was a functional record of my day out with a camera. It was as if a photocopier had just copied what was in front of my eyes. I saw something nice, so I would take a picture of it. Simple. The result was nice pretty pictures, well exposed, but there was not a lot more. I felt uncomfortable because I sensed that something was missing...."