One of the Ventura County Slackers takes a moment of “prayer” on his slack line as he practices in the park along the beach in Santa Barbara. They run a slack line between two palm trees for their practice sessions.
When I was in college, as part of my photography class, the professor gave us a book called Whack on the Side of the head. So for me, photography has always equalled creativity. To this day, nearly 20 years later, I still use techniques from the book to help me when I need a boost of creativity.
This article is great and talks about how to not stifle your own creativity.
I like the part about giving yourself permission to be creative. The 365 Photo Project is really helping me bring my creativity up. I have committed to a project, I am being prolific. I need to remember the rest part.
What do you do to help your own creative process?
Here the author says, “You are bad at photography”
I like the sentiments of holding your own ego in check, but striving to do better. As I’ve been on my 365 Photo journey, I’ve been trying to get better and get good feedback. What little I’ve been given has been valuable.
How have you tried to make yourself a better photographer? Me? I’ve tried to be more patient.
The above photo is one I took while heading off on vacation. It was shot as the sun rose on the Anchorage International Airport. It was a gorgeous morning!
As someone who recently “rediscovered” the M setting on my Digital Rebel T2i, this was a good read. This might be a little too novice for some, but is a great reminder of how to get good photos, of you’re willing to work at it.
I know I got very caught up in the P mode for a while and the green box when I got an automatic camera. Look! I don’t have to think anymore to get good shots.
My recent switch to M mode had made my photos a little better. I think more about the shots, and get the exposure I want instead of what the camera wants.
The statue overlooking the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC taken by Jason Hodges
Sometimes it’s hard to hold your camera steady and get good shots in low,light settings. But there are techniques that can help when you don’t have a tripod.
This great article helped me last night in rainy Washington DC on my evening bus tour of the monuments. This picture was snapped with my iPhone, but I used a couple of these techniques in low light settings with my DSLR.
And by the way, DC is amazing at night, even in the pouring rain!
Thank goodness for flowers and flower photography. This 365 Photo Project would be tough for me right now. Fortunately, Alaska’s flowers are in their glory. When I am feeling at a loss for what to shoot, there are always some flowers.
I wonder what will happen when it starts snowing?
In a timely fashion, I found this article which talks about how to improve you flower photography. It’s called 5 Top Tips For Photographing Flowers and Gardens.
I like the idea of shooting seeds and the dying phases of plants.
This shot was taken in the evening of a Purple Columbine before going into full bloom. Photo by Jason Hodges
Here’s an article I came across this morning. It was timely with my exercise from yesterday.
I love the way a good black and white image can make you feel. I’ve been challenged in this digital age. These seem like good tips for making better black and white images.
Is this the best advice for those wanting to shoot in black and white? Are there other tips that should be considered?
If you don’t know Zite, you need to. It’s like the Pandora of news stories and blogs.
I got this wonderful story about defending Depth of Field from my Zite photography section.
I recently switched over to Aperture Priority mode on my camera from Shutter Priority almost exclusively, and then opened it waaaaay up. It’s been fun, but this is a nice counterpoint to the idea of “artistic” shots.