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As I continue my photographic journey I am realizing that a good picture has more to do with creativity than skill. Skills can be learned, but imaginative expression cannot. Having shifted my focus recently from my paint table to my camera, I am viewing the world a lot differently. I am not looking to simply copy what other photographers are doing. These days with the advent of virtually full-proof cameras, anyone can take a picture of a pretty flower and have it look really good. I am looking for things that are slightly different. Perfect flowers can be boring and I am anything but that. I seek out the slightly edgy or spent. I want flowers missing from the spray. I look for torn edges and unpopular subject matter. Sure, I will capture a perfectly beautiful rose when it happen to be in my visual path, but I am not looking for them.
This piece titled “Lavender Dance” was a single shoot with missing flowers in a patch of perfectly lovely lavender sprigs. I liked that nature had taken some of it’s beauty, yet left some for me to capture still….
My skill will improve over time and I hope my imagination will too!
Reblogged this on B.E.S.T. Arts Gallery and commented:
Lavender Dance by Sharon Cummings………………….#photography #macrophotography #lavender #flowers #purple #sharoncummings
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#creativity #photography #macrophotography #sharoncummings #lavender #aromatherapy
This is one of the many reasons I like you Sharon! You are willing to share and learn and be honest about your journey. So many artists want to appear like they are already perfect and we, the mere mortals are lucky to even be able to buy their work. You, you are human and curious and, like any self-respecting artists should be, wanting to communicate your world! I love that you experiment and keep evolving. 🙂
Thanks Douglas…..I am not into art snobbery…..When I am perfect, I will stop creating…..ok that will never happen….if it does stop….I am dead…LOL
Lovely compliment Douglas just paid you- and well deserved. I so agree with what you’ve said here and I’ve always said photography had a lot more to do with what you see with the heart than with the camera lens. Great post Sharon – TGP
Thank you Lianne!
Kerry C. Mitchell said:
I’m a painter, but in the last year or so, decided to be more serious about my photography. You are so right about skill vs. creativity. I’m finding it really challenging to photograph something in a different way. I look forward to your future photographs.
My husband and I are going out on photo shoots together a lot which has been really good for me in more ways than one. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Kerry!
Kerry C. Mitchell said:
Hey, my husband just got a camera for himself, and now we’re doing the same as you, going out together on shoots. It’s a new way to relate to each other. Fun, huh?
That’s great Kerry! You guys can have a lot of fun together. 🙂
Beautiful…like at first look;-) thanks for Sharing Sharon, you seem to be a natural. I guess most creative people are when it comes to things like photography, art, writing… What do you think?
Be A Blessing!
I just read a study the other day where scientist showed that an artists brain is different than non creative folks….so guess it is natural. A god given blessing!