Monday I set myself a creative challenge.
The challenge: Capture the message ‘I love you’ in a picture every day.
What was fun?
Playing with confetti.
What was difficult?
Time management. I felt like most of my pictures were taken in a hurry without a clear concept or focus, which made me feel somewhat critical about the results. I wish I had spent a little more time on creative camera perspectives, concepts and lighting.
What did I learn?
Little time isn’t an excuse to not create things. Although I don’t love all the pictures equally, I do like some and I wouldn’t have made them without this challenge. Creativity is a process. You need to create regularly to be able to create great things that you are proud of in the long term. You need to value time you invest in creative processes despite of the results.
[Overview of creative challenges and results.]
Have you tried the creative challenge of this week? I would love to see what you came up with if you did (or will come up with: these challenges aren’t really time bound).
March 9, 2014 at 19:16
I *completely* let this challenge slip my mind! I guess it’s because it never made it onto my to-do list–but I think I’m still going to do it this upcoming week instead because all of the ideas I had sounded like so much fun to bring to life!
I love your photos! I can’t choose between the one with the tools and the one with the confetti, so I’ll call those two my favorites. ^-^ And it’s definitely true–taking time to plan creativity beforehand really helps! As a photographer, I have a sketch book for planning and envisioning my photo shoots, and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done for my creativity. :)
March 10, 2014 at 13:12
Well, these challenges are really open to take up any moment you like. So if you like you can just start on it whenever suits you. Sketching sounds like a great idea. very rarely I do this, but perhaps I should do it more often :)
March 9, 2014 at 19:40
OMG this is so cool! x