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...
Category - The Art of Creativity
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.
Too Much or Too Little? Building Interest in Your Images
It's hard to strike a balance between bland and busy photos. Learn how to choose photographic elements that capture and hold your audience's interest.
Pareidolia and the Power of Suggestion
Pareidolia and the power of suggestion are two tools that photographers have long relied on to create photographs that are both interesting and...
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...
Making Art When Everything’s Been Done Before
Some would say it's impossible to create new images. However, by developing your photographer's eye, you will learn to see your subjects in fresh new...
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...
How Stephen King’s Methodology Applies to Photography
Stephen King's On Writing is a valuable resource for any creative person, not just writers. Here are some of the things photographers can learn.
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...
Striking Similarities Between Writing and Photography
Though they are two very different art forms, there are similarities between writing and photography. A look into some of these similarities may hold...
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.
Determination is the Key to Photography
People often think that photography is easy but you and I know that it isn't. In order to be successful, the one thing you need is determination.
Where Art and Philosophy Meet: Should Art Be Interpretive?
How do you create photographs that have impact? Powerful photography is built on a strong foundation of your views and philosophies. Learn more here.
The Importance of Scheduling to Beat Inertia
How do you get more done when it comes to photography? The answer is an organized schedule, which will help you fight the urge to procrastinate.
Lessons that Creative People Can Teach You
What can you learn by looking at the creative process of others? Quite a lot, actually! Here are a few famous examples to illustrate what you can learn.
Differences in Photographic and Public Perception
There is a big difference in how the public views photographs and how photographers see them. Knowledge and insight might be the key to help bridge...
The Barriers that Stop Us from Enjoying Art
There are many things that stop us from purchasing or printing fine art photographs for our homes. I'll show you how to move past these barriers!
The Artists of World War II (The Ghost Army)
Do you know the tale of the Ghost Army of WWII? It's a fascinating story that is just coming to light. Their tale shows what a difference artists can...
What Moves Us to Make Art?
Have you always wondered what motivates people to create art? It would be impossible to list every reason but we will explore some of the most...
Is Structure Necessary for Creativity?
Art feels like something full of spontaneity, but the most successful artists are those who structure their time. See how this applies to photography...
Thoughts on Contrast in Art and Photography
We spend a lot of time considering color and lighting contrasts. Contrasts in theme and action, however, may be more important than color and lighting.
An Honest Look at ARAT Photography
Many photographers look down on ARAT photography. On today’s episode, I'll show you why we need to discard the notion that something is too common to...
When Science Becomes Art: Three Historic Photographers that Show How Photography Evolved
Ever since the very first camera was invented, photography has been evolving. See how three historic photographers shaped this artistic medium.
The Beauty of Abstract Photography
Looking for a new angle or a way to develop your creative eye? Try abstract photography! I'll show you how to create beautiful abstract images.
Portraying Raw Emotion in Photography: A Lesson from Helen Levitt
Helen Levitt's work has inspired photographers for decades. What lesson can be found in her artistic legacy by those who would follow her creative path?
Photography is Potential
Does every image in a collection of RAW files have the potential to become art? Here are some insights as to how you can make assets realize their...
How to Create Beautifully Realistic HDR Photographs
The beauty of high dynamic range (HDR) imagery is that it lets you capture a much wider exposure range than a normal photograph. While the process for...