tPP96 What drives your creative life

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

January 9, 2017

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What drives your creative life

As I looked around the studio this week, still getting it cleaned and built, I got to thinking about all the work to create and live a creative life. I got to thinking about what are the sorts of things that drive us to be creative and to create. For each of us, it is different, but I can imagine that there are some common themes. I thought that in this week’s podcast, we could take a look at some of the ways that we drive and push our creative life. As I consider my own creativity, I came up with a list of idea and concepts that drive part of my creative process. The are:

  1. Passion
  2. Compassion
  3. Fear
  4. Balance
  5. Action and Reaction

How does this translate behind the camera

Once you have figured out what are some of the things that help motivate and drive you to be creative, how do those translate into our photographs? For me, they create a framework that allows us to drive and create more engaging and interesting photographs. At the core of this framework are three elements.

  1. Sense of seeing within the frame. You develop stronger and more interesting framing.
  2. Better relationship between subject and subject matter
  3. Develop a stronger sense of storytelling

Ultimately the question arises: Does it matter that we understand what drives our creative life? For some, it might not matter and might even make it harder to understand. For others, it might be critical to their development as an artist. Either way, what matters is that you do not let it keep you from developing your own energy around your creative life.

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