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Creativity Exercises

Specifically, Creativity Exercises for Photographers.

One of my “problems”, it seems these days, is “inspiration”.  I know, it’s kind of a classic “champagne problem”, as a friend of mine calls them.  I work a day job that pays for, well, pretty much my entire life.  Digital photography is just a hobby of mine.  For that matter, so is just about everything on the web, including this blog!  But, photography is a hobby about which I am passionate.  The thing is, when I’ve been away from it for a bit, or, conversely, when I’ve been filling many, many hours by staring through a lens, I find that I start to get stale.  So, what to do?  Well, a musician practices scales.  A writer might work through any number of writing exercises, hundreds of which may be found in books or on the web.  But, what about photogphers and other visual artists?  Good question!

Early last year, Scott Bourne, the amazing photography blogger behind Photofocus, wrote a blog entry titled Creativity Exercises for Photographers.  But, I’d say they’re good for anyone who works creatively in a visual medium.  And, you know, I suspect that they might help out writers, too, if they find themselves stuck in a rut!
Check them out!  And, while you’re at it, even though Scott has “semi-retired” from the blog, check the rest of it out, too.  Everyone who writes there is pretty brilliant about photography and most of what they talk about would be of benefit to a photographer no matter their skill-level or the intensity of their interest.

And have a great weekend, y’all!