Category - The Art of Creativity

Letting Art Happen

With our modern lifestyle, there isn’t always time to turn photography into a production. Here are tips that will help you let art happen on busy days.

The Beauty of a Series

Series projects are a valuable tool, even for photographers that prefer singular images. Here are a few thoughts on why working on collections can be...

The Double Lives of Photographers

How can you get more creative work done without separating your personal life from your photographic life? Here are some ideas that can help you blend...

What Makes a Photograph Powerful?

What is it that makes photographs powerful? We can see from history that it isn't technical limitations. Here are some thoughts on what gives an image...

Thoughts on Perfection and Reality TV

How can we apply reality TV to photography? The answer is in the imperfections that make this genre seem real. Perhaps these flaws are needed to add...

Photography Is Your Life

Photography is a devotion, but it is also a record of ideas unique to your life. Here are some insights on capturing the thoughts and feelings unique...

Art is a Journey on a Winding Road

Art is a journey, one that takes us down many twists and turns, with many ups and downs along the way. Use each bump in the road as a source of...

Breaking Away From the Clichés

It’s hard to find photographic subjects that aren’t clichéd. If you're searching for something new and exciting, here are some thoughts that may help.

The Art of Waiting

Throughout your career as a photographer, you'll find yourself waiting for many reasons. Perhaps it is time to turn those wait times into a creative...

Distortion of the Mind’s Eye

The mind has a strange way of distorting images according to the way you experienced the production of those images. Try this exercise to see what I...

5 Unusual Sources of Inspiration

Sometimes you run low not only on inspiration but also on places to search for inspiration. If that sounds like you, then here are some ideas that may...

The True Meaning of Originality

In this day and age of Google Image Search and photographic travel guides, what does it truly mean to be original? Here are my thoughts on originality.

Literary Conflict as Inspiration

Literary conflict is what makes classic literature stand the test of time, but it can also be applied to photography. Here are some ideas to inspire...

Never Stop Experimenting

Experimentation is vital, it is the reason why we have so many tools at our disposal. I'll show you how that enterprising spirit affects the way we...

The Beauty of Brevity in Photography

Brevity in photography is not something commonly associated with photography, but thinking in terms of streamlining can help you to focus on the things...

Is It Art or Just a Gimmick?

How can one tell the difference between art and work that relies on a gimmick to be noticeable? This isn't always an easy task. Here are my thoughts!

Analyzing the Abstract

Why isn't abstract photography more popular? It's complicated, with many reasons why the genre is maligned. Here are my thoughts on the matter.