In my blog saniphoto.blogspot.com I posted an article in two parts, about the process of creating a couple ideas on social networking. Here I want instead to tell you the preliminary procedures I usually apply before getting the idea done.
Basically, if an idea spring to mind, be it during reading, sleeping, a conversation or whatever, what I usually do is a simple search in the agency database and with Picniche, to see if that kind of subject/keyword may be good. Good means that there are few photos/images with that keyword, or that my idea will be something different or improving on what already exist.
So, after this preliminary searches I am usually able to say if that idea is something worth to spend time on, or not. If the answer is yes, then I start to prepare the images I need for my concept. What I want to underline is that there is no 'magic' in creating original images, mostly is just the result of good planning and a mental habit.
How is your creative process? Where do you take ideas from, mostly? Do you believe in creativity as a mental habit or you think is more of a unique 'gift'?
You can see below two results of this kind of creative process from my portfolio, along with some from other talented artist here at Dreamstime.
Thank you for your nice words and wishes. I am glad to be inspiring, but everybody of us, in a way, is inspiring to everybody else... you also inspire me, with your images, you have some very beautiful nature photos, for example.
best regards, p.s. I so envy your location! Ireland is one of my dream places...
Thank for your comment. well, must tell you that it took sometime to get into the habit of thinking a bit in 'lateral way' and getting the right skills in Photoshop. So, it can take a while, but you can make it if your drive is (as it seems to me, it is) the passion! .-)
my intent was to say that also creative process require some form of planning and rationalization. Then, is absolutely true that everybody needs inspiration to create good ideas! That is why I say is also a matter of making of it a sort of 'mental habit', to think creatively. .-)
Wonderful images! I haven't had any of my creative images accepted here, but I'm only really new to photo-shop and computer programs of this sort. Still, it's a lot of fun trying :0) Thanks for sharing!
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