Adam Grant is a best selling author who has written lots of great books, and his latest book “Originals” is one of my favorites even though I haven’t finished it yet. In this TED video, he explains many of the similar traits that history’s greatest “originals” have shared and how we can also learn to be more creative and original.
I had several “lightbulb” moments watching his talk as I thought about how best to apply his findings to my own photography. One that immediately caught my attention was that in order to make great images, you have to make lots of images. You can see this in the work ethic and habits of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, who each were incredibly prolific in their lifetimes. That volume of work is what allowed them to create the incredible masterpieces they did. Watch the video for more insightful ideas.