Creativity takes courage.
The words of one of my mentors often creeps into my mind.
“Sheryl, first learn the rules then break them!” She’s a painter but much of it still applies as we look at composition and style.
For example…the nose and the eyes must be in focus. When photographing in snow make sure that your highlight blinkies aren’t flashing indicating that you’ve lost detail in the brightest parts of the image.
I’m always more inspired when I take a painterly approach to my dog photography. I’m all about the moments and the emotion expressed in those moments.
I love lost and found lines and not having every detail tack sharp; a sentiment that not everyone shares.
In this image the “snow P” is taking every ounce of enjoyment that he can in his dash through the deep, freshly fallen snow.
Blinkies on? Flashing like mad!
Eyes in focus? Not a chance with all that flying snow!
Today’s thought is take every opportunity to be creative. Try things. Shoot one way then do the opposite. Don’t let the rules and your head get in the way.
Show me what you’ve got!