The field of photography is a very challenging venue and finding your “voice” in a crowded field can often make the task seem daunting. If you want to challenge yourself in different ways, try something else. Painting, singing, and yes, playing a musical instrument can not only give you a new vision for your photography, but it can get your creative juices going in ways that you may not realize. While you may never become a Picasso, Luciano Pavarotti, or a Mozart, even picking up something you used to do as a kid (or when you were younger for those among us who are under the 30-something cutoff!), and giving it a whirl can give you new-found pleasures.
For instance, when I was much younger, I took piano lessons for seven years. Endless scales, arpeggios, and the whole nine yards filled my practice sessions for days, weeks, months, and well….years! When I moved onto college, other interests bended me away from the piano, probably because after seven years I realized I was never going to be a Mozart. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the practice and occasionally I return to tickle the ivories from time to time. The photography vision has been clouded this week, and I found some solace in the keyboards late Friday night. So, I plugged in the M-Audio keyvoard to my Mac and pounded away for a while as my fingers tried to remember their proper positions. I remembered again that I am no Mozart, but I do have some creative ideas again, all because of a little ditty I put together. Does this ring a bell for any of you?
Have a great weekend everyone! Happy shooting, and we’ll see you back here Monday with the results of my creative challenge! 🙂