Quick Tips For More Creative Photographs

Words by Scott Bourne - A Platypod Pro
Edited by Eryka Bagwell


Creativity is one of the most important facets of great photography. The feeling of conceptualizing a creative idea, planning and executing a photoshoot, then seeing the idea come to life through a photograph is incomparable. However, there are times when photographers get stuck in a creative rut and find none of their ideas unique. To overcome this, several tips can be applied.

1. Practice observation: Start by training your eye to notice the beauty and details in everyday objects and surroundings. This will help you to appreciate and see things in a new light.

2. Experiment with different angles and perspectives: Try to look at things from different angles and perspectives, and experiment with various focal lengths and lenses. This can help you to find unique and interesting ways to capture your subjects.

3. Study other artists: Take the time to study the works of other photographers, painters, and artists. Look at the way they compose their images, use color and light, and express emotions. This can give you new ideas and inspiration for your own work.

4. Take risks: Don't be afraid to try new things and take risks. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and experiment with unconventional techniques or subject matter. This can help you to discover new ways of expressing yourself creatively.

5. Embrace mistakes: Don't be too hard on yourself when things don't turn out the way you expected. Embrace your mistakes as learning opportunities and use them to grow and improve your skills. Sometimes the most creative and unique ideas come from unexpected places.


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