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Category - The Art of Creativity

Balancing Perfection

If ever there were a creative devil, it’s perfectionism. Learn how to selectively cut corners to move on to new projects rather than rehashing the old.

Music, Meditation and Motivation

Music, meditation, art, and all the myriad forms of media are all things we can use to fuel our creative lives. They motivate us, inspire us, and give...

Should You Believe in Yourself?

Believing in yourself may well be one of the most important aspects to photography or to any art form. Here are my thoughts on why this is important.

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A New Format?

Where image content and layout is concerned, we take inspiration from all kinds of places. What about the graphical style of comics? Here are my...

What Old Fogies Can Teach the Young

Creaky joints simply won’t carry us as far as they used to, so we spend more time lingering and studying. The young and hasty among us can learn from...

Using Adversity to Your Advantage

Creating art is no easy feat when adversity strikes. If you can find a way to create anyway, you can channel that adversity into powerful photographs.

Art is Timeless

Classical works teach us that art has timeless value—and that includes photography. This is why we spend time with images in order to fully understand...

Taking Inspiration in New Ways

Inspiration doesn’t have to come from photography alone. Look for it in all aspects of life and from all kinds of people.

Embracing Change

Change is inevitable in photography. How we handle it is interesting. Here are more of my thoughts on goals, change, and how we may learn about our...

Photography for Yourself

Are you truly photographing the things you love, or are you unknowingly letting trends guide you? Here are some thoughts to help you find out!

Transcending the Technical

Technical skill helps create a good photograph, but even perfect images can lack meaning. Use these questions to find meaning in every image you create.

Finding Meaning and Focusing on It

Making a powerful image requires the ability to remove unessential information from the frame. Here are some thoughts that will help you achieve this!

Finding Your Photographic Method

What kind of photographer are you? There are two different ways to go about it as well as variations in between. Read on and you’ll see exactly what I...

Why Do We Take Photographs?

What are your photographic goals? If you’re having trouble deciding, here are some insights about various goals and what it takes to achieve them!

There is No Quick Trick

Though many articles want you to believe that there are quick fixes to turn subpar images into artwork, the truth is that there is no easy way to make...

Finding Inspiration

What is it that has moved you to create photographs in the past? Can you repeat the experience? Here are some thoughts to help you find sources of...

Random Acts of Photography

Random acts of photography are a great way to jumpstart your creativity and see things in new ways. Check out these ideas to randomize your photo...

Postcard Inspirations

If you’re looking for more inspiration, why not look into postcards? I’ll show you some of the many ways this can help you to further your photography!

Defining Quality

What is it that makes one image a high-quality photograph while another may be deemed lesser? The definition of quality may not be quite what you think!

Practice Using the Artistic Study

Artists have used the artistic study for centuries to hone their skills in preparation for a completed work. Photographers can use this technique, too!