The internet has made it easier than ever to digest hundreds or even thousands of images in just a few swipes and minutes, and while that can be a great thing, it has downsides too. It is important to remember where creativity comes from before you allow yourself to be derailed by things like envy. This fantastic video essay serves as an important reminder of how to truly be creative.
Coming to you from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this excellent video essay discusses the danger of things like location envy and the importance of finding creativity from within. There are plenty of beautiful locations out there that are photographed ad nauseam, and it can be frustrating if you do not have easy access to them. On the other hand, if you rely too much on what is in the frame to carry the image rather than how you treat what is in front of your lens, it can become a bit of a crutch and lead to creating cliché photos rather than developing an original voice. Certainly, it is much more rewarding to make images compelling by virtue of your creativity rather than their content. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn.