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Developing your Creativity as a Photographer

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by Adam (subscribe)
I'm a silent thinker with a creative touch. Adam
Published June 9th 2019
We are exposed to pictures throughout the day, from announcements to TV to web-based social networking. As photographers, those pictures can actually impact us. We have all have the craving of seeing a picture and needing to go to that correct spot to catch that same photo. In any case, when creative photography becomes an integral factor, it implies venturing back, surveying the scene, and figuring out how to present it in an unexpected way. Creativity in photography is an individual decision and it is what can really make it compete in the Fine Art arena. Below are five ideas to assist you to develop your photographic creativity.


An alternate way

Finding an alternative method for viewing and catching your general surroundings opens you up to more exceptional creativity. This should be possible in-camera with the utilisation of one of a kind focal points or channels, longer exposures, distinctive edges, or even camera movement.
Method: Find one object and photograph it three different ways by using some of the ideas listed above.

Developing a unique vision

Introducing an innovative photo should likewise be possible in post-processing. This should be possible by changing a picture to high contrast, including innovative surface layers, making development through programming channels, or even precise adjustments. You should rarely rely on just one post-processing option; instead, try different techniques, save them, step away from them, and review them at a later date.
Method: Find one image in your catalogue and process it in three different and unique ways.

Experiment. Play. Have fun.

Being a true artist can be scary. Embarking on uncharted waters can be uncomfortable yet exhilarating. The key here is to love what you do and not worry about what others may think. Experiment. Play. Have fun. Push the boundaries and don't worry about the critics.
Method: Do the opposite! Take only one camera, one lens, and focus on what you rarely do. If you shoot colour, then shoot for black and white. If you shoot landscapes, then you should try your hand at street photography. If you process for sharp, vibrant, colour photographs, try creating a soft, ethereal image.


This is likely the most critical part of innovativeness. Knowing your identity, what you are attracted to outwardly and inwardly, figuring out how to relinquish any societal pressures, and following your enthusiasm is the thing that permits you to be the creative individual you are meant to be.

Method: What is it about something that makes you say WOW? Find a way to photograph and capture the WOW feeling and convey it to your viewers.
If you want to be a more creative photographer, then you need to get out and take more photographs, try new things, and experiment with different techniques be it analogue or digital. Step away from the endless images online and instead find yourself in your backyard looking at the details in a flower, the shadows of the rocks, the abstractness of the tree branches

If you are a photographer who takes pictures day in and day out, perhaps because it is your livelihood or you are a keen hobbyist, there are times when you may want to digress from the day to day and do something new on your day off. You can do this purely for the fun of it, or set yourself some new learning challenges. This is a good practice to implement regularly because it pushes you to think outside the box, hone your skills, enlarge your vision, and challenge your creativity.
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