How do you like to shoot tequila? Try it blanco or añejo, with lime or with salt, and add Snapseed for a finishing touch.
Curiosity can shift your attitude so that you’re seeing magic in what’s been seemingly mundane, and your creativity will skyrocket.
Photographers, like painters, present their vision of what they see to the world. Like painters, they’re artists. Talk with them about their art the same way.
When you’re in a car, itching to shoot what’s flashing by, but there’s a window and 75 mph between you and your fast-moving subjects, you can still shoot the scenery with these pro tips.
The impulse to distraction will always be with us. But to find focus, we can look within, where our own best experts live.
Sometimes themes emerge and merge; this week, letters and cursive and sketching had the upper hand. Pick and choose from the stories in the crosswinds.
The marketplace is so crowded with content and platforms for sharing and communicating. Choice is a powerful thing. But it can leave little space for the creative ideas that are waiting to bubble up.
Did your (very) human eye see the scene you photographed and post-processed the way your HDR image looks? Not likely.
Get your tech affairs together so you have more time for creativity in 2014. It’s nearly 2014. The year will begin with experts’ columns, advising us on New Year preparations, resolutions and goals. Generally the best recourse is to read these columns, save them in a location where you’ll never find them, and then procrastinate until… Continue Reading →
Thanks to a new iPhone app by John Saddington called Pressgram, creatives are able to publish their own images directly to their blogs and — here’s the big concept — maintain ownership of them, by sharing on a platform that insists they must own their content, too. Unlike Facebook and Instagram, there is no fine… Continue Reading →
Wine seems to be a favorite of many artists and photographers (whether using it for subject matter, or using it to inspire subject matter). If you read my July 16 post, “Have Some Art with That Wine?” you probably noticed some comments about wine’s amazing powers to make creativity flow. “Wine and art are just… Continue Reading →
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.” —Yogi Berra Being prompted by a WordPress Daily Prompt, State of Your Year, is a great way to start a regular habit: assessing where you’re at mid-way through the year, or at any time that’s right for you. Why assess where you’re at? Well, just… Continue Reading →
“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.” ― Anaïs Nin Right, Anaïs Nin circa 1920; Wikipedia When is the last time you saw magic in… Continue Reading →
Mail thinks this is junk. Mail is right. Welcome to 2012. The day that experts’ columns appear with abandon, advising us on New Year preparations and goals. Generally the best recourse is to read these columns, save them in a location where you’ll never find them, and then procrastinate until it’s too late to act… Continue Reading →