“At B&H’s Optic 2018, photographer Seth Resnick discusses color, enhancing creativity, and processes you can employ to make better images and improve your photography. He stresses the importance of being aware of the details in your environment and mentally taking note of what you see BEFORE you start shooting with your camera.”

Learn more about Seth Resnick here.

Find out more about our Digital Photo Destinations Workshops here.

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Enjoy this collection of quotes on Enthusiasm.

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.” – Gordon Parks

“Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.” – James A. Baldwin

“Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“If you have passion, there is no need for excuses because your enthusiasm will trump any negative reasoning you might come up with. Enthusiasm makes excuses a nonissue.” – Wayne Dyer

“I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.” – Queen Elizabeth II

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” – Charles Schwab

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Steal Like An Artist


Show Your Work


How To Keep Going

Austin Kleon shares his accumulated wisdom from his three books Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work, and How To Keep Going.

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Austin Kleon (Steal Like An Artist) shares a preview of his next book How To Keep Going addressing an important challenge that all creatives face – persistence.

His list of 10 things to do include …

  1. Every day is Groundhog Day
  2. Build a bliss station
  3. Forget the noun, do the verb
  4. Make gifts
  5. The ordinary + extra attention = the extraordinary
  6. Art is for life (not the other way around)
  7. You are allowed to change your mind
  8. When in doubt, tidy up
  9. The demons hate fresh air
  10. Spend time on something that will outlast them

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Georgia O’Keeffe

We all learn a lot from each other.

Artsy has featured a number of useful lessons that can be learned from great artists.

Think of this less about learning to be an artist and more about learning to be more creative.

You’re sure to learn something useful in these six posts.

5 Lessons Creatives Can Learn from Andy Goldsworthy

How to Be an Artist, According to Georgia O’Keeffe

How to Be an Artist, According to Louise Bourgeois

How to Be an Artist, According to Wassily Kandinsky

How to Be an Artist, According to Josef Albers

How to Be an Artist, According to Paul Klee

Remember, superstition is optional – but just for fun check out the strange superstitions of great artists.

The Superstitious Rituals of Highly Creative People, from Salvador Dalí to Yoko Ono

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Josef Albers

 

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Enjoy this collection of quotes on flexibility.

“The hallmark of creative people is their mental flexibility… Sometimes they are open and probing, at others they’re playful and off-the-wall. At still other times, they’re critical and faultfinding. And finally they’re doggedly persistent in striving to reach their goals.’ – Roger von Oech

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein

“The conscience is the most flexible material in the world. Today you cannot stretch it over a mole hill; while tomorrow it can hide a mountain.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ― Albert Einstein

“We learn flexibility and adaptability.” – John Roper

“Freedom always deals with ‘the possible’; this gives freedom its great flexibility, its fascination, and its dangers.” – Rollo May

“Peak performers see the ability to manage change as a necessity in fulfilling their missions.” – Charles A. Garfield

“Be flexible, but stick to your principles.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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