Different Angles

Monday, 12 July 2010   |   Creativity Challenges

This weeks Creativity Challenge:

To be creative you have to learn to look at things differently.  New ideas come from different perspectives.  Grab your camera (or borrow one from a friend) and pick a topic.  The topic can be anything but pick something you like or enjoy (eg,  your pet,  or your car or some sports equipment from your favourite sport).  I would like you to take five photographs from interesting angles.  Try and pick angles that are not ordinary.  Try and pick shots that bring out a particular emotion.  Rotate the camera,  shoot from above,  from below,  from very near or very far.  Be creative!

You may have to take several shots and try various different angles before you find the five that you like.  Take your time,  there is no rush.  If you get some good shots you may like to print and frame them too.

 

Reasoning

The reasoning behind this creativity challenge is to show you how something ordinary can be seen differently.  We get used to looking at things in the same way all the time and miss the potential.  To be truly creative you need to learn to see everything as presenting opportunities.  You need to learn that nothing is normal and there is beauty everywhere.

 

And remember to come back next week for your next creativity challenge.