Inspiration: TED Talk – Nature. Beauty. Gratitude

One of the things I love about photography is the ability to capture things in a way that is different from how you would see it in everyday life.  Louie Schwartzberg is a cinematographer who has spent his life dedicated to making time-lapses and footage of the natural world that portrays the “pleasure and beauty of nature… a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.”

I hope this inspires you as it did me and you might find yourself exploring a different means to use your photography.

Inspiration: The Creator of Creativity

Today I want to share with you some thoughts I have on what we can learn from God about creativity.  In Francis A Schaeffers book “Art and the Bible” he says: “The christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars”  In reality I think that for the most part our imaginations are stunted and we need to turn back to our source for fresh perspective and inspiration.  Here are some ideas that can be a part of the process of inspiration not just for an artist, but in all areas of our life where we need to be creative. Continue reading

Photoshop: Don’t Worry Series

In a couple of days I am off to share at a conference with my church and I wanted to prepare something visual to go along as a part of what I was doing. The scripture that kept coming to my mind when I was considering what to share was Matthew 6:25-34.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life…  Look at the birds of the air… See the flowers of the field…”

You have something Unique to Offer

We each have our own unique creativity within. Once you have found your passion, use that as an outlet to share it with the world. – Bernadette Fastnedge

To be honest at times I have struggled and felt I will never be a great photographer, I can’t challenge all that great competition out there.  But if I think about what my photography looked like just a year ago compared to now it has definitely developed.  I am learning to create, refine and focus my style around the joys and passions in my life. Continue reading