Creative Reflections

Creative reflections are simply a series of reflections on various aspects of Photography and Digital Art. They are designed to motivate and inspire.
  • How often Do You Practice Your Art

    How often Do You Practice Your Art

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    How often do you practice your art? A serious question. Not how long do you create art, but how often do you practice your art or specific techniques? So let me start at the beginning. I love watching tutorials. However, what I tend to do is watch a tutorial, give it …Read More »
  • Is there enough respect in Photography?

    Is there enough respect in Photography?

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    I'm part way through watching Master Photographer on Sky Arts in the UK, an excellent programme pitting 12 photographers against each other to find the ultimate photographer. But one thing has really riled me. It comes in the discipline of Street Photography, and it is a lack of respect in …Read More »
  • So you want to be a photographer or artist?

    So you want to be a photographer or artist?

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    So you want to be a photographer or an artist –  sounds  simple, right? Yes or No? Hmm… maybe, but is it that simple? In short, that answer is yes, it is that simple – if you want to be an artist (I include photography in that – of course …Read More »
  • Is photography evolving?

    Is photography evolving?

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    It wasn’t that long ago that there was a clear distinction between art and photography. A photographer captured an image of the real world, and an artist created an interpretation of the real world. Is photography evolving and is digital art is making itself known as an art form distinct …Read More »
  • Photoshop Snob or Plugin Junkie – what’s the alternative?

    Photoshop Snob or Plugin Junkie – what’s the alternative?

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    Releasing Creativity is key. We all spend time watching youtube tutorials trying to learn new photographic techniques or processing techniques. The internet is full of them. I have a few of my own, and some of you may well do too. What is interesting is that it is obvious that …Read More »
  • Discovering your vision – what motivates you?

    Discovering your vision – what motivates you?

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    I’ve done a lot of soul-searching lately about my artistic vision. A question I am asked a lot is what my vision is in terms of photography. What am I motivated by, and what do I want to photograph. Also, who am I shooting for – am I shooting to …Read More »
  • Creativity – are you overthinking it?

    Creativity – are you overthinking it?

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    Creativity is sometimes one of those things that, however much you try, seems to slip through your fingers. The harder we try to be creative, sometimes the worse things get. That is why sometimes we simply need to stop and do something else.Read More »
  • Chef or artist – do you need to throw the rule book away?

    Chef or artist – do you need to throw the rule book away?

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    Michael O’Hare is a Chef. Or an artist. Or both. Certainly, it isn’t clear. As you can see from the above picture, you are never going to get a traditional plate of food. Michael is the owner and head chef of The Man Behind The Curtain restaurant in Leeds, UK. …Read More »
  • Photography – what is your vision?

    Photography – what is your vision?

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    For years I got caught up in the technical side of photography – collecting new gear all the time thinking it would improve my photography…. and it didn’t. I took some good shots with the new gear, and things like lighting allowed me to do things I wouldn’t otherwise do. …Read More »