Tag: creative

How To Be Creative

How To Be Creative

| January 19, 2014 | 7 Replies

 ”Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.” –Bertrand Russell I’m writing about creativity today. When thinking about such elusive topics I often start with a “seed,” then mull it over and see where it may lead me. This post is my “thinking out loud” […]

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Finding the Needle (Part II)

Finding the Needle (Part II)

| May 15, 2012 | 22 Replies

“Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.” –Sir Ken Robinson In my earlier post I highlighted those qualities I find admirable in good teachers and that I […]

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Finding the Needle (Part I)

Finding the Needle (Part I)

| May 14, 2012 | 10 Replies

“… even if a person is lucky enough to experience a useful epiphany, that new idea is rarely the end of the creative process. The sobering reality is that the grandest revelations often still need work. The new idea … has to be refined, the rough draft of the right hemisphere transformed into a finished […]

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Interview with Michael Gordon

Interview with Michael Gordon

| June 4, 2011 | 13 Replies

In this installment of my interview series with creative photographers, I posed some questions to my good friend and photographer Michael Gordon. By way of a disclaimer, Michael and I have been friends for well over a decade. We shared many miles on the trails, many campfire conversations and many memorable experiences in the wild. […]

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Bits & Pieces (6/2/2011)

Bits & Pieces (6/2/2011)

| June 2, 2011 | 3 Replies

Attempting to determine objective reality is the business of scientists, journalists, and priests. Creative artists work in the subjective.

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Interview with Roberta Murray

Interview with Roberta Murray

| May 18, 2011 | 10 Replies

This is the first in a series of interviews with photographers I consider creative and innovative. Those who followed this blog for a while know that I am committed to making the case for photography as a fine art. To that end, I seek out those who dare to defy convention and to chart their […]

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Don’t be an Idiot

Don’t be an Idiot

| May 8, 2011 | 47 Replies

“Great photographers are a combination of wizard and idiot savant. They do what they do without truly understanding how, then make up a lot of convoluted theory to cover up their own ignorance of who and what they really are. Because of the self-doubt that nags photographers, photography’s power as an art goes on being […]

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Creative Processing Techniques eBook Now Available!

Creative Processing Techniques eBook Now Available!

| April 30, 2011 | 5 Replies

I am proud to announce that my new 168-page Creative Processing Techniques eBook is now available for purchase. The book took nearly 6 months to write and describes my creative approach to digital image processing using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. In addition to hands-on techniques, examples, and exercises, the eBook also describes my workflow-based approach […]

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Announcing: 10 Weeks of Creativity Photo Contest

Announcing: 10 Weeks of Creativity Photo Contest

| April 2, 2011 | 8 Replies

Show off your creative vision and win great prizes. Participation is absolutely free and you will not give up any rights to your work other than allowing me to post it on my own site and blog in relation to this contest. It all starts on April 25. Mark your calendar!

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No Lesser An Art

No Lesser An Art

| October 25, 2010 | 20 Replies

These past few days I’ve been fortunate to witness extraordinary beauty while driving and hiking in my beloved deserts of the American West. I started my journey on the high plateaus of Southern Utah, catching the last of the turning aspens and the early snow storms before descending into the southern canyons to see the […]

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