National Geographic profiles explorers including James Nachtwey and Paul Nicklen in these short video clips.

Find more National Geographic explorer’s stories here.

View more Videos On Photographers here.

Read conversations with photographers here.

Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on exploration.

“Not all who wander are lost.” – J R R Tolkien

“I’m not lost. I’m exploring.” – Jana Stanfield

“It’s important for the explorer to be willing to be led astray.” – Roger von Oech

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” – Ansel Adams

“You can accelerate your development by giving yourself a fresh set of challenges, or the same set viewed from a different angle, every day. Explore a different path – if it’s a dead end, explore another.” –  Paul Foxton

“An artist has to be a little like Lewis and Clark, always exploring in new, uncharted directions.” - C W Mundy

“All art is a kind of exploring. To discover and reveal is the way every artist sets about his business.” – Robert Flaherty

“An artist is an explorer. He has to begin by self-discovery and by observation of his own procedure. After that he must not feel under any constraint.” – Henri Matisse

“I’m attracted to images that come from a personal exploration of a subject matter. When they have a personal stamp to them, then I think it becomes identifiable.” – Leonard Nimoy

“Acting is constant exploration.” – Paul Builfoyle

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” – E L Doctorow

“Meaning is not thought up and then written down. The act of writing is an act of thought. All writing is experimental in the beginning. It is an attempt to solve a problem, to find a meaning, to discover its own way towards a meaning.” – Donald Murray

“I do not explain, I explore.” – Marshal McLuhan

“This I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.” – John Steinbeck

“That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.” – Leonard Nimoy

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T S Eliot

Find more Creativity Quotes here.

Discover more quotes daily in my Twitter and Facebook streams.

touch
To truly touch your viewers you may have to touch someone or something else first.

We have many intelligences (intellectual, emotional, physical, etc), but when it comes to making images we often leave many of them out of the mix. Try energizing your creative process by using all of your intelligences.

Get physical. The power of touch can reveal volumes. Imagine how much and how quickly an extended hand or a pat on the back can say. This doesn’t only apply to interacting with people and animals. If you physically make contact with any subject, even inanimate objects, you’ll come to understand it better; its scale, texture, density and much more. You may even decide to make contact with more than your hands. Press your face up against a window. Step into the currents of swift flowing waters. Lay down in shifting sands. Experience your subjects from many perspectives. As your understanding of your subjects grows, your images will take on new dimensions and new depths.

Find more inspiration in my Creativity Lessons.

Learn more in my Digital Photography Workshops.


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