Creativity

On my last post, I discussed inspiration and how a model came up with her Harlequin outfit and made it her own using latex material. Personality is what separates us from each other.

I must admit that it’s not easy to look at what others are doing and not compare myself. This said, I think we all must look to something to strive for better while not stealing other people’s ideas. Part of creativity is to push the envelope and come with innovating ideas – something that people have not seen before. When I think of innovation, I think of 3M. Why? Because they bring innovative ideas to products we already use and make them better. I thought their slogan went somewhere along those lines but I looked it up and they simply use the word Innovation. Why did I think of them in the first place? Because I used to work in the printing industry and I always had a connection to one of the sales reps who told me about products that can make my work life easier.

I once was in a workshop where we had a discussion about how the world came to where it is now. How the world became modernized was because of the countless people out there who thought outside the box and came up with things such as cars, the lightbulb, and telephone. Had these inventors and scientists given up on the first few tries, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

With this said, here’s who I look to in the photography field for inspiration.

Orange Roads
http://orangeroads.tumblr.com
Although the photographer mainly does boudoir photography, her portfolio shows versatility and talent. She has won many international awards for her creative fine arts pieces and has done many ad campaigns.

http://3dcreativ.blogspot.ca/2011/08/amazingly-beautiful-photos.html
This particular blog pays tribute to a talented model named Ophelia who shows off her talent as a model in various costumes.

While people I know have the wrong idea about boudoir, I think about how nice it would be if people were just more confident in themselves. Yes, when I did boudoir photography for the first time, it was highly uncomfortable. But when I think about it, how will I grow and learn if I don’t show versatility like these ladies have? It’s certainly going to be a hard sell at first, and I certainly won’t do a photo shoot if a person is uncomfortable. I just think back to the time when I worked at Fujifilm Canada Inc. producing photo books. There was a good number of people who unsuccessfully did self portraits in boudoir fashion. I’m sure it was meant for someone special in their lives, but had they invested in professional photography, the outcome would probably be better. It certainly doesn’t have to be advertised that they had done such a photo shoot. Imagine the confidence they would feel just by hiring someone who knows what they’re doing and making these ladies look good. So as me and my colleagues gather around to look at these photo books every time they passed through our hands, we all talk about what people are thinking. Because seriously, even if you’re behind a computer uploading these photos by yourself, these books do have to be produced somehow. Someone is looking for sure. I don’t know about other photographers but my main goal is to make you look good because it is up to my skills to make it so.

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