“You never know until you try” reverberated in my ears as I held as still as possible while taking a 15 second photograph of the coast of Kaua’i, Hawaii. If you ask me if you should use a tripod I will answer yes 99.9% of the time. Recently I have been reading a lot of books about artists, both painters and photographers, and it’s starting to sink in that the camera is a sort of paint brush. A medium to express yourself, not just capture the world as we see it. A way to create as opposed to recreate a scene.
It’s time to get creative! Here is a challenge for you; go through your photos and find one you believe to be truly unique, never taken before… by anyone. Not as easy as you might think. The photograph above is one of the few photos of my own that I would put in to that classification. Grab your camera and practice getting creative, break all the rules and most importantly… Have fun!