Watching videos and reading articles about photography can be helpful to develop our knowledge base… but we can risk becoming an armchair photographer. Unless we put new found knowledge into practice we risk it quickly fading from our consciousness.
As each of us goes through life, the importance of breadcrumbs left behind by others, and the ones that we create, can become invaluable. Life’s breadcrumbs come in many forms. It could be a first hand, personal interaction that we had with another person that proved pivotal in our life’s journey.
This article discusses the links between fear and creativity and shares some perspectives that may be helpful in pursuing our creative impulses. There are some typical impacts of fear that have more to do with our physical being. Fear is one of the most powerful, natural and primitive human emotions. Fear can come from real threats, or from dangers that we imagine.
Creators and critics exist in all walks of life and industries. This article explores some of the fundamental differences between them. Obviously there are shades of grey that can exist when assessing differences between things. This posting takes a binary view which is more black and white in nature.
This article discusses the benefits of creative expression. While this website is focused on photography, there are a myriad of ways that we can exercise creative expression in our individual lives. The challenges that each of us have faced while the global pandemic has dragged on, have been considerable. They have weighed heaving on many. Considering the benefits of creative expression may help to motivate us to tap in to our creativity once again… and improve our everyday lives in the process.
Each of us is born with talents, and regardless of what they may be, it is important to let our music out. Our music is how we resonate with the world around us. It is the gift that we can give to others. To help make this spinning orb a little bit better. Even if only for a fleeting moment or two.
Eventually the road here ends for all of us… and it begs the question… How would we live our final day if the road ended today? This premise is interesting from both philosophical and practical perspectives.
Even at my advancing age, one of life’s lessons that continually appears is the relationship between expectations and disillusionment. This life lesson is evident all around us. As photographers the most common example of this are the expectations we have of our camera equipment.
Over the past few months a number of readers have contacted me, asking for suggestions and ideas on becoming a better photographer. Some have enquired about specific genres of photography. Others have had questions about what it takes to become a ‘professional’. This article discusses a few factors that can impact becoming a better photographer. This is not an all-encompassing list, and the issues covered are in no particular order.
It is interesting how we experience ‘being alone’. In the physical extreme some folks live as hermits, virtually cut off from the outside world. Others of us have a deep, internal fear of being alone and crave constant interaction with others. Many of us fall somewhere between these two extremes in terms of our desire to be in the physical presence of others.