Practice to see creatively

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Article Excerpt: “Developing a creative eye is about seeing things in a different way; a personal visual opinion rather than obvious point of view…When we first use a camera we take pictures of all the obvious things around us…This is all a very necessary part of learning photography and after repeatedly taking these pictures, boredom starts to creep in. If we get bored enough, we tend to look further than the obvious for our photographic subjects, hopefully encouraging us to interpret these subjects in a different manner…The problem is that we all have pre-conceived ideas about how something should look, and that is what we photograph, so if we want to be creative we must drop these pre-conceptions, and start looking at things from a small child’s “innocence”…When you possess the ability to creatively “see”, you will never again have to worry about the problems encountered in photography or anything that may have to do with your camera equipment…Practice, practice, practice and apply everything you have learnt from photography to your shooting sessions. As they say, practice makes perfect…”~Ken Caleno from his article Learning to See Creatively

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8 responses

  1. Nice post. Thanks for sharing this!

    February 15, 2013 at 5:08 am

    • Junsjazz

      Much thanks NK! happy weekend!

      February 16, 2013 at 1:21 am

  2. Love this excerpt! Thanks for posting it. πŸ˜€

    February 15, 2013 at 10:10 am

    • Junsjazz

      Much thanks Jackie! great weekend to you!

      February 16, 2013 at 1:21 am

  3. Is that a tribal dream-catcher?

    February 16, 2013 at 8:04 am

    • Junsjazz

      No Mary-Anne, it’s a basketball ring and its netting. πŸ™‚

      February 17, 2013 at 3:03 am

      • Hahaha! Could not tell for sure from the angle.

        February 17, 2013 at 4:23 am

      • Junsjazz

        Creativity is capturing an ordinary subject in a new way, a different approach…so I got you there. hehe

        February 17, 2013 at 4:58 am

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