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How to Be Creative In Photography #3

How to Be Creative In Photography #3

Check what everybody is doing and by everybody i mean the new thing in photography and don’t do it, run and do the opposite<
just l mr. Chesterton said, the idea is to not be diluted by the crowd, the idea is to be unique and you will not be unique if you do what everybody is doing, just like when everybody was doing HDR everybody went and did the same thing, in a matter of months the internet was flooded with HDR images.
To be creative is to come up with new things, to be uncreative is to do what everybody is doing.
In creativity you have to use your imagination and see with your minds eye first and then take the photo, and after that you look at the photo to evaluate it to see if you need to take it to photoshop and add something or take out parts, Lightroom and Photoshop are necessary tools for the creative photographer.
To be different is key to be a creative photographer, always be searching for ways to be different, but it’s not just about being different its also about expressing and opinion with the photo.
I have a lot of photos of the beach and it’s inhabitants, and that is because for me the beach symbolizes freedom, and happiness that is the message i want to convey in those photographs. So remember;

 

  1. Always be on the lookout for things and people that are different, or for places and things that you can take to photoshop to alter
  2. Do the opposite of what everybody is photographing
Jay Maisel

Jay Maisel

Jay Maisel (born January 18, 1931, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American photographer. His awards include the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Media Photographers, and the Infinity Award of the International Center of Photography. Maisel studied painting and graphic design at Manhattan’s Cooper Union and at Yale University and became a photographer in 1954. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-… Continue Reading

I Don’t Care

I Don’t Care

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The Problem With Beautiful Photos

The Problem With Beautiful Photos

Photography has evolved in Gigante leaps, and i am not talking about cameras, i am talking about the photos, the photos taken in the 40s 70s and even 90s cannot be compared to the photos of today, what is the difference you ask? The difference is that today you can take very beautiful photos with a… Continue Reading

The Technical And The Creative Photographer

The Technical And The Creative Photographer

What you say? Arent they the same creature?  An emphatically big NO is the answer. They are different species of creatures evolved from different evolutionary paths since back millions of years ago when we were all monkeys. The technical fellow is like a robot, he or she can not go out from the established path… Continue Reading