Focusing on …
… one thing through to completion is a challenge in this world of multi-faceted distractions. I love a good challenge, particularly one that also forces me think about something new, push the boundaries a little.
For now, the posts here are about photographic challenges.
Nevertheless, there is a bonus: challenging ourselves to learn in one area promotes creativity in other areas. When learning, we strengthen creativity’s key features – openness, active observation, and a willingness to be surprised.
“How do you fuel the fires of optimism?” (Daily Press) It seems with some difficulty at the moment.
“… something marked by its weight — or its air of weightlessness. Show us gravity at its most unforgiving, or most generous.” (Daily Press)
“… you may go literal, and look for things around you with perfectly round shapes … Or, you might consider what this familiar shape represents” (Daily Press).
“The imperative to present a perfect facade is doubly strong when it comes to our photos” (Daily Press).
Life has become so very regular that I’d stopped thinking in terms of treats.
“It’s an everyday thing, but also special — I can sense the passage the time …” (Daily Press).
We need regular reminders that neurological fixed-ness hampers creativity.
“Today, look down and document the world beneath your feet. (Daily Press). Pushing some boundaries.
“… it challenges me to find new ways to see it – what subject do you turn to frequently, more inspired each time?” (Daily Press).