Today I find myself still contemplating how to define “elements” for this photography project. The dictionary definition(s) didn’t get me any closer to finding a suitable bit of inspiration.
So, after I laid out the day’s lessons for my students, I proceeded with my daily routine, which generally includes reading through emails, Facebook posts, NPR, and PetaPixel.
PetaPixel is a great web resource for all things photography. One of today’s posts was “10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine)” by Frank McKenna. The information in the article was nothing new, but for some other reason re-reading those tips and concepts (a lot of them inspirational) triggered something in me. The item in particular that moved me asserted that one ought to, “practice, practice, practice,” and that every day a photographer should pick up his camera and go take pictures of something. It reminded me of something John Lennon once said, to the effect of, to sing you have to first open your mouth.
Still, I’d strongly encourage other creatives, not just photogs, to read the article by Frank McKenna, and like myself, get inspired to create and use their God-given talent. Just get up and go make art…
… and enjoy it!