July 10, 2012 in Photography
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Often used. Greatly loved. Frequently fought over.
While lying in it and enjoying a pleasant evening, I decided to do an exercise in creativity.
My goal was to make the hammock interesting photographically. All of the pictures above were taken either lying in the hammock, or standing right next to it.
This exercise forced me to think differently, to see my environment in a new way, and to get creative with my angles and settings on the camera.
I firmly believe that nearly anything can make an interesting picture if we are willing to change our angle and really open our eyes to the little details that surround us.
If you are a camera, the hammock can reveal interesting angles and textures. The hammock can show you things you haven’t really noticed before.
If you are a mom, the hammock (and a book) can prove a snazzy respite – when the kids are napping.
Next time you feel stuck creatively, try this little exercise. Pick one small area that seems “normal” and make it interesting with your camera. I guarantee you’ll notice tiny things you’ve never seen before, and you’ll feel like you ran a 5K creatively when you are finished. (If you physically felt like you had run a 5K after this creative exercise, you would never had read this post, as I am firmly opposed to running or anything that resembles it).