So there I was wedged in between my two kids at the very back of a mini-van. You know those seats really only meant for munchkins and not adults. I got there because the other seats were already occupied. We were returning back home from a trip when we got stuck in rush hour traffic. Not able to move inside the car or outside. What fun, right? When that happens I usually get antsy. And so do my kids. So to keep them entertained, I took my camera out and we started playing with light.
Yes, all three of us took turns making images. I set the ISO, a slow shutter speed and an aperture of f/8 or so. Then as the car moved, we each took turns swinging the camera wildly around. Kept us busy, entertained and for the kids, definitely intrigued. Here’s what we came up with:
This is one of the tips the folks at Photography Concentrate (that’s Rob & Lauren Lim) suggest in their new ebook, The Creativity Field Guide.
I was sent a copy to review and I immediately fell in love with it. I think it’s absolutely fantastic for those who are starting out in photography or even seasoned pros who just need a little jolt of inspiration to get going again.
Look, we all get stuck. When it comes to writing, I’ve suggested you dive into Irresistible Words. Many of you took my advice and love the course.
But what do you do when you are in a photographic rut? We’ve all been there haven’t we? We end up photographing a wedding from the same perspective or it’s a portrait of a family that doesn’t personally inspire you. Perhaps the best thing to do would be to get out and start making images again. But what do you photograph, how do you photograph it or where do you go to photograph? Right?
That’s where the helpful Creativity Field Guide comes in to rescue you. Flip the pages around to an exercise or a quote and let that process in turn inspire you to pick up your camera and make images you love again.
True to their brand, Rob and Lauren Lim have a gorgeously designed PDF. Colorful pages, tons of images and examples, wonderful pull quotes from master photographers and lots of practical advice make this a guide you will want to refer to again and again. I know it will be something I use every day.
The Creativity Field Guide will normally sell for $15.95 (which in itself is a bargain), but you can get it at a 40% discount for $9.57, now through Thursday, November 21st. Buy it now, be inspired. You even get a 60-day money back guarantee. Such a sweet deal!
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