A Simple Exercise for Photographic Creativity

Creativity in photography is not just about capturing images; it's about seeing the world from a unique perspective. This simple yet transformative exercise showcases how everyday objects can be a source of endless creativity.

Coming to you from Leigh & Raymond Photography, this insightful video dives into the realm of photographic creativity, challenging the common misconception that creativity cannot be taught. Leigh demonstrates a hands-on exercise using a LEGO typewriter, capturing various images within a limited time. Her approach is not just about snapping photos but involves deliberate composition and exploration of depth of field. This exercise, she argues, is universally applicable, whether in portrait or nature photography. Leigh’s method is particularly relevant for photographers who feel stuck or believe they lack creativity. By breaking down the process into simple, approachable steps, she provides a clear path for photographers to explore and expand their creative boundaries.

The video is not just about techniques; it's a testament to the power of perspective. The use of an ordinary object like a LEGO typewriter to teach complex concepts of composition and perspective is an important illustration of how creativity can be fostered through a straightforward approach. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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