Michael Quinn used the stages in a journey to structure a body of work during my Arches digital photography workshop. The structure of a journey gave him a creative challenge that generated new ideas and helped focus his efforts. At the end of the workshop, he found that he had created more keeper images in a short time than he had previously. The structure also helped him identify ideas for new images still to be made – ways to expand his creative journey. What’s more, because the images related to one another, he can put the images to many more uses – a slideshow, an exhibit, a book, etc.

What creative challenge could you set for yourself to generate new ideas and increase your productivity?

See more of Michael Quinn’s work here.

Find out more about my Next Step Alumni here.

Find out about my Next Step Alumni’s exhibition here.

Learn more in my digital photography workshops.


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