Photography Tips - Increasing Your Creativity
To be an artist it is not necessary to make a living from our creations. Nor is it necessary to have work hanging in fine museums or the praise of critics….
To be an artist is to be aware of the beauty in everyday things and see it with a different view. To be an artist is to live with our eyes open, to breathe in the beauty in nature, colours and notice every beautiful and tragic thing to collect in our creativity box and shape it in our own unique way and share with others.
Every one of us is a creator and an artist and when we express ourselves in our own way, we allow that creator to come out and play. When you are with your camera, remember to let that joyful artist come out and create something while having fun. Process of making a photograph is magical. You don't necessarily need words when you use your camera in a way to express beauty, emotions and feelings. I also believe that photography can help to bring about a positive change in many ways in our lives same way that painting, writing or any other creative work does.
I love photographs that speak to others and speak to me on a deeper level. When you take photographs with the intention of having fun, capturing the moment and without the fear of what other people might thing, you start expressing yourself more freely. The technical aspects will become much easier as you start practising having fun and focus on making images.
Metaphorically speaking, creativity is like a campfire. You must tend to it with careful nurturing, the flames will burn brighter and soar higher than you can ever imagine, providing both warmth and illumination- Mark S. Johnson
One of the wonderful things about digital photography is the creativity that you can engage in once you've got your image on your computer and in Photoshop. You can achieve all kinds of effects to make your shots look any number of ways. You can also look into in-camera techniques for more creative and artistic shots. One of them is zooming while shooting. You can get sense of movement into your images is to keep the camera still but to zoom in or out with your zoom lens while actually taking the shot. My favourite is taking a shot mid whirl. Of course sharp isn't always what you're after and one way to add motion into your shots is to experiment with moving your camera while shooting.
It is always important to spend some time in creative activity. Most people find this "creative" time calming and inspiring. This daily connection to your inner artist will help you grow into the artist within you. To be a good photographer, as to be a good musician, you need to practice. The more you use your camera, the more your confidence will grove. Remember, your artist is a child. Learning to let yourself create must begin by small steps but regular ones! Progress is what you are after, not perfection!
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." Joseph Chilton Pearce
About the Author
As well as writing for Cameras.co.uk Fulya Alinaghi runs Camera Exchange Store where you can sell your old camera and lenses for cash. They are an independent fast growing UK based company specialising in digital cameras and offering a fast, efficient and free way to sell your camera for cash. They offer fair and realistic prices and will try to give our customers the best value and accommodate any requests you may have regarding your order. Camera Exchange Store.