The beauty of flowers is that no matter the angle you photograph them at, they are still beautiful. Yes, I know that everything has been done before when it comes to photographing flowers but it's not about everyone else, it is about you (the photographer). Flower photography can force you to strengthen your creative side and your soft side. For example, in the photo above may not be an amazing photo but in my eyes, I can imagine the three flowers morphing into some flower zombie with its arms swaying out in front of it. We all get stuck in a non-healthy cycle of work and get bombarded with stress and depression. Because of this, I recommend that you take a few minutes out of your day and photograph flowers, rather you use a camera or a phone, the goal is to spark your imagination and to help lower stress. For example, I am a full-time graduate student and in the middle of writing all of my 5,000 page papers I find that a 15 minute walk tends to help relax my mind and get me past my writer's block.
Compared to other types of photography, street photography is a whole new world. It's nothing like nature photography where you get the same idea: taking photos of flowers, rivers, mountains. No, for street photography, there are an unlimited amount of ways you can capture anything on photo. Since the streets of a city are always changing, the people are unique, the atmosphere is diverse, and the city is the perfect place for street photographers to play in.
We're easily mesmerized by the stunning landscapes this world has. From sunsets in the horizon to the ocean sights, mountain views, and even outlooks from deep in the forest, we're constantly reminded how beautiful the works of nature are. And it's sad that we're not always appreciating nature, but recalling it when seeing photos of landscapes. There are photographers out there who perfectly capture the most stunning moments in nature and post them on their social media for all viewers to be as astonished as they were when taking them.
It's no surprise that photographers have a huge passion in taking photos and are constantly inspired by their surroundings. They'll take a bunch of photos, pick their most favorite ones, and edit them... and sometimes leave them in their computer. It's true, so many photographers don't bother printing out their best works. They'll post them on their social media, put them in their online portfolio, and that's it. Many of them don't even feel like printing out their photos.
Every fashion lover knows that their coffee table isn't complete without a book. And as some of the best fashion photography coffee table books, these pieces of decor will not only look beautiful, but are great to flip through whenever you please.
Look at the picture above, really concentrate on it, dig into it. Seems like a very odd task for someone to ask for? It is, but to truly understand the meaning of this article it will take more than the usual glance at the photo.
Be aware, taking a look at any of these Instagram feeds may result in extreme FOMO. These travel photographers know exactly how to capture a photo that not only tells a story, but captivates the viewer. Wanting to put your phone down and step inside your screen is probable.
I see my photographs before I release the shutter, and as you know, being a visual artist is not just a profession, but a lifestyle. It is near impossible to switch off that explorative eye. It follows you around wherever you go, and while this makes for great creative works, it is nice at times to not have the tools of your medium in the way, to enjoy the odd little moments and keep them to yourself.
I've been drawn to creativity my entire life. My whole family is creative in their own way. So I guess you could say I was raised not to fit myself into a little box, to not limit myself. Which is ironic considering how strong my intrusive thoughts from anxiety and depression are. They like to tell me I'm a failure, that I'm not good enough.