Photography has always been both a science and an art. You have to have at least a little bit of both the technical skills and the artistic skills.
It is easy to improve your technical skills. You can research new techniques online, buy a few books on exposure – heck, you could even spend an afternoon reading over that 300 page manual that came with your new DSLR. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, you can definitely improve your technical skills. And you should!
However, it is the art side that we are all interested in. It is the part that gets us excited and makes us want to get better.
To that extent, I decided to put together a few quotes on creativity to help get your brain in creative mode this week. Let them sink in and see where it takes you.
“Every artist dips his brush into his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.” Henry Ward Beecher
“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” Frank Capra
“Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams
“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” Edwin Land
“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” Georgia O’Keeffe
“The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas.” Linus Pauling
“There is nothing worse than a sharp picture of a fuzzy concept.” Ansel Adams
“Find the journey’s end in every step.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hopefully that will get you going. If you have a favorite quote on creativity, I’d love to hear it. Take a second to leave it in the comments below so others can enjoy it as well!