I read this blog post by Scott Bourne on PhotoFocus recently and it reminded me how important it is for us as photographers and creatives to keep our creative juices flowing and constantly take in content that inspires and pushes us. Without this we run the risk of being stuck in the same rut, shooting the same things, and not growing, as a person, photographer and business.
Scott offers up 10 simple exercises to help expand your creativity!
1. Buy a big box of crayons, a big pad of paper and start drawing and coloring. Draw shapes and use different colors.
2. Design and dress up in a clown costume. Yes I know it sounds weird but I’ve tried this exercise and believe it or not it opens up your mind in new ways.
3. Study falling water. It can be a waterfall or water dripping from a fountain or a faucet and then make photos of it.
I’ve done a few of them and got some pretty funny looks dressed up as a clown swinging on a swing…
See all ten tips here. If you do this challenge let us know how it worked out for you – share with us in the comments!