Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Be excessively creative, why not!

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Hi Pentaxian friends.

You don't have to be so serious all the time. It's great to take good pictures, but once in a while, let your imagination run wild and create something that would be impossible to capture in the real world. Combine several of your pictures using your favorite post processing software. Just cut and paste images from some of the photos you have. Create an impossible scene. You might be surprised with what you can come up with and create an image that someone will hang on their wall.

Nobody will accuse you of trying to fake your image, it will definitely show, and that's the point. As an artist, you have full control of your creativity. Painters often dream up their creations. You can do the same, except that instead of using paint, you use images and software. (I use the low cost Photoshop Elements for mine) These are the tools of this century.

The fake scenes below took me a total of 10 minutes to create. I will be the first to admit that they aren't all that great, but I just wanted to make a point. If you spend more time creating your imaginary scene, from portions of the pictures you already have, you can come up with something very interesting and beautiful indeed. A DSLR is a creative tool, go ahead and be creative. What the heck, be excessively creative. I'm sure that someone will like your creations. You might even discover a new talent you didn't know you had.

Thanks you for reading,

Yvon Bourque

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