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The Habit of Creativity

I recently received an email regarding my emphasis on creativity and suggesting that seeking creativity as a means to an end was unnecessary since we are all creative by nature. I thought it was an interesting perspective but needed some clarification about what I mean when I talk about creativity.  I totally agree that pursuing “creativity” as a means to…

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Exploring Visual Language: From Capture to Print

I’m extremely honored and happy to announce that I will be teaching a 5-day workshop at the Maine Media Workshops and College this coming August. “Exploring Visual Language: From Capture to Print” is all about learning and becoming fluent in the visual language of photography from the field all the way to the making of a final print.  Understanding the…

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PhotoJournal: Trees and Snow, Hudson Valley

If there's one lesson I've learned as a landscape photographer that proves its value over and over again, it's the idea that "ideal light" is independent of the actual time of day. That may strike you as a controversial statement. But what if you start with the premise that a successful image is fundamentally based on strong composition? Ideal light…

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Tom Asacker on Creativity

"Make no mistake: culture’s script limits your thoughts and your potential. It shelters you from life, distorting your perceptions, eliminating choice and free will, and preventing you from discovering your truest self and living with a fullness of being. And that’s what causes perpetual discontent, a lack of creativity, and the slow suffocation of your spirit." Excerpt from the great book…

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