As the holiday season approaches, we were out shopping for the new house and was amazed at just how busy everyone seemed. People seem to be running around from store to store and place to place without really slowing down to experience anything they were seeing. And in all of that rushing, I got me thinking about our creative process.
How we define our creative process
I think one of the things that we do as an artist is to sometimes put limits on her own creativity based on the definitions of what we define our work to be. Most other creative endeavors don’t have those limits. A writer will write whatever they can imagine, and a painter will paint whatever they can imagine. As a photographer, if your imagination extends beyond the frame of the single shot, I challenge you to figure out how to create truly what your creative spirit is finding and seen in the world. sometimes, our own definition of what a photograph is or is not supposed to be can inhibit our ability to create. If what truly matters to you is feeding your creative soul and sharing the way you see and experience the world and the story you want to tell, I think you have to allow yourself to create what you feel and figure out what process, tools, and techniques ultimately get you there the fastest.
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