Creativity Exercises

 

Looking for new perspectives? Try these practices.

 

1. Defocus
Ensure the foundations of your composition are strong.

2. Eyes Wide Shut
Expand your intelligence by tapping into your other senses.

3. Gesture 
Add gesture to your process.

4. Get Physical With Your Subjects
To truly touch your viewers you may have to touch someone or something else first.

5. Walk With Someone 
Walk with someone and photograph together. You’ll see a different way of looking at the world.

6. 22 Ways to Find Inspiration 
How do I find inspiration?

7. Set Your Mission, Goals, Projects, Actions
The plans you make are there to further your progress.

8. Using Props
Try using props in your images to stimulate many creative ideas.

 

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13 Quotes On Curiosity


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Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on curiosity.
“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”- Ellen Parr
“People say: idle curiosity. The one thing that curiosity cannot be is idle.” ― Leo Rosten
“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” – Zora Neale Hurston
“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett
“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” – William Arthur Ward
“Love is three quarters curiosity.” – Giacomo Casanova
“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” – James Stephens
“Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.” – Linus Pauling
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”  – Albert Einstein
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