Friday, 18 October 2013

“Photo of the Day” to Increase Photography Creativity

If you are like me, you get your camera out "when you go somewhere", and many days it lies in its case, unused. This article by Loreen Liberty, for Picture Correct, argues that we should aim to take at least one photo a day, perhaps at a fixed time or on a set subject in order to help increase our creativity. It has certainly given me something to think about - what about you? Loreen is a professional photographer (www.litewriting.com) who has been taking photographs since her early teens, and in the professional industry for the past nine year. After many successful years as a wedding and portrait photographer, Loreen decided to turn her attentions to teaching photography full time. “It gives me more time to practice my craft and be artistic for myself.”

I have long incorporated the “Photo of the Day” exercise into my Photography Lab classes. They are a great way to make sure you are taking a least one photograph a day. They force you to begin to think creatively as you have to find more and more ways to photograph the same thing everyday. You begin to simplify as you become creative, and simplification is the be-all/end-all to great composition. You start to play with techniques you may not otherwise have tried out as you try to make each day’s photograph different from the last.

Follow this link to read the full article: “Photo of the Day” to Increase Photography Creativity – PictureCorrect

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