Creativity

Trying a New Art Medium

I never considered myself to be a visually creative person. I always wished I was, but brushed it off, thinking, “I have other talents, it’s fine.” But I watched my very visually talented friends and fiance, and wished that I could have a little bit of what they have. So when it came time for […]

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Art is a Lifestyle

Part of my miserable routine was being too exhausted to work on any of my creative projects. I got into the habit of thinking of my art as something that needed to be squeezed into my life, forced into the grooves where the rest of my responsibilities allowed. But it’s not. I was talking to […]

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Side Projects: Poetry and Photography Challenges

I have been working on writing a novel, and, as is usually the case with large projects, I am finding my confidence and motivation flagging. (That happens to other people, too, right, not just me? Right?) So I sat down to brainstorm some side projects that I could do to help me continue feeling inspired […]

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Have We Done 642 Things Yet?

Oh, nowhere close to 642 things? Yay, that means there are so many left to do! By now you know the spiel, yah? There’s a book with 642 things to write about in it and every couple of weeks or so, I randomly select one, write for 15 minutes, and post the (largely) unedited result […]

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Photo Tips: Creating Your Personalized Workflow

There are lots of books and articles out there on workflow (or digital asset management as it can sometimes be called). Most often, they’re giving you a recipe for a workflow that you might adopt. This is all well and good, but that workflow may not work as well for you as it did for […]

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Get A Library Card: Four Things That Will Convince You

This post is directed at creatives, of course, but anyone can take advantage of the great things that come out of a library card. 1. It Will Expand Your Horizons Sure, the bookstore is a fantastic atmosphere for browsing new books. I’ll give them the advantage, that the people that run bookstores know how to […]

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Create your next idea using SIMPLICITY

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Problem 1: We tend to be obssessed with complexity, thinking that it is impressive and involved, therefore an improvement or form of progress. This is not necessarily true. I think when trying to establish an idea, people envision a great big room, and if you have more space in that room you can go create the […]

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Professional Photographer: Business or love? Or Both.

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I consider myself a professional photographer. Having received a formal photo education, but seeing many other students turn away from being a professional has made me think long and hard trying to figure out what might be a decisive difference between the”professional” and “amateur/hobbyist” categories of photographers. Is it just the individual’s perception? Is it […]

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642 Things the IV

It has been awhile since we had a 642 things prompt! Did anyone miss them? Does anyone care? Just me? Well, okay, then. I’ll do this just for me and the one person in the back who’s too shy to pipe up. 😉 Last time (more than a month ago!), the prompt was to describe […]

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School’s Out For ..Ever – Should you go to Photo School?

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My time as a student has finally come to a close. A core part of my identity, gone at the end of a meandering week consisting of a couple lingering assignments. And it was this anticlimactic thing.There was no specific moment where I said, “Yes, I’m done.” This is the way the world ends. Not […]

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