Color, concepts and creativity

posted on 1st of march, 2017


I have just passed my first milestone of having 50 photos accepted by Dreamstime and it has been an interesting journey. If you look at my portfolio of online photos you will see a great deal of variety reflecting my varying interests. But they do all have three things in common - they reflect my love for color (which I really want to spell with a 'u' being an Aussie), concepts and creativity. The color is everywhere - just look at the pic of tulips above or this photo of the tranquil blue waters of Mystery Island. I wish I could see that vivid blue every day!

Then there are the concepts. The pic above reflects the concept of 'bliss in paradise'. I have a lot of fun with concepts and am given to understand that it is something that clients are interested in. Take this photo which reflects the concept of 'sitting ducks'.

I've also come up with this visual for the idea of having computer problems that fits exactly how I feel when I have these issues. Help!  

Then there are the creative aspects. We all know that photography is all about creativity - how do I use my camera to tell a story, to capture a moment, to convey a feeling. For example, the concept of 'stepping stones' should be inviting and perhaps a little meandering, which is what I've tried to convey in this photo.  

Or how do I creatively convey the idea of rest and peace - hopefully this shot from above of three sleeping baby ducklings does the trick (they certainly found their way into my heart).  

For me, photography is a real passion and I get so much joy from creating and sharing my photos. Thanks Dreamstime for accepting the first 50 - hopefully there'll be many more to come and some decent sales!

Comments (13)

Posted by Glynisquinlan on March 05, 2017
Thanks Anica867!
Posted by Anica867 on March 05, 2017
Beautiful and colored photography.Just also set :-)
Posted by Nuvolanevicata on March 04, 2017
Very kind, thanks! I hope to see more of your works!
Posted by Glynisquinlan on March 03, 2017
Thanks a lot Onime, Nuvolanevicata and Teyakp. I appreciate your encouragement - and I do love ducks! I've also taken pics of some other beautiful birds. If you are interested please click on my name and take a look at my portfolio.
Posted by Teyakp on March 03, 2017
I like your photos. And ducks are really beautiful.
Posted by Nuvolanevicata on March 03, 2017
Lovely picrure! Congrats!
Posted by Onime on March 03, 2017
great images. interesting article
Posted by Glynisquinlan on March 03, 2017
Thanks a lot Johnfarley - that is so encouraging and very much appreciated! Thanks also for your lovely comment, Prdream1982!
Posted by Glynisquinlan on March 02, 2017
Thanks Felzum and Shahmeiraj198139 - it's wonderful to get encouragement from other photographers.
Posted by Felzum on March 02, 2017
great pictures

I like all of them, especially the last one. Thanks for posting
Posted by Shahmeiraj198139 on March 02, 2017
Beautiful images
Posted by Glynisquinlan on March 02, 2017
Thanks for the encouragement Amitai. They are two of my favourites.
Posted by Amitai on March 02, 2017
I love the top 2 images a lot.

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