The creativity journey starts with YOU… Camera is not involved… only YOU!
Many people speak of creativity using nice words like soul, mood, passion, feeling and spark. And yes, these are all great words to wrap around the concept of creativity, however they are not particularly helpful in giving us some real goals to aim at.
For me, creativity implies that we have created or added ‘something extra’. It is that bit of ‘magic’ which will occasionally take what we make and transport it to a special place.
There’s No Recipe for Creativity!
Several photographers can shoot the same subject and all come back with technically competent captures. But one of those photographers might produce results that will shine —all because of the creative X factor!
My creativity is not the same as your creativity, nor should it be. My eyes and my experiences are different than yours.
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.” ~ Mary Lou Cook
HOW THEN DO WE BECOME CREATIVE?!
Some argue that creativity cannot be taught… It’s a gift for the privileged few…
Based on my own experience, i disagree!
Throughout every step of my journey, there have been people, books, movies, classes, and workshops that have helped me to become more creative! I still remember when studying photography that my instructor George Seper in his food photography class showed us his passion for food photography and how this led him to be one of the creative and famous food photographers. He taught us how to think with creativity!
Creativity is NOT something only a few are born with!
It is an ASPECT OF LIFE that some nourish and others ignore.
” Creativity is imagination and imagination is for everyone” – Paul Arden
When we were younger, our imaginations were limitless and unfettered with practicality…
That’s why Picasso once said: “All children are artists. The problem is to remain one when you grow up”
If you want to be creative, you need to step out of your comfort zone, be a beginner again! challenge yourself and your way of thinking in photography… Try something new even if you know you are bad in it… It is all about challenging yourself and in the same time exploring your self… Break the rules… use your imagination and have fun!