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On Creativity – Part 1

First in a series of articles by David looking at Creativity.

David Ward

T-shirt winning landscape photographer, one time carpenter, full-time workshop leader and occasional author who does all his own decorating.


Part 1: Four Stages…

During my recent webinar for On Landscape I was struck by the fact that one question kept coming up in a number of different guises: how do I go about finding an image? It was apparent that most people felt I had some trick that I employed when searching for an image. In this article, the first of two parts, I’m going to endeavour to explain how I feel the creative process works for all of us. This recaps some of the ideas that I discussed in Landscape Beyond but expands them to include what I consider to be perhaps the most important single aspect of being in a creative frame of mind.

Painted Coigach

Painted Coigach

Next time… In the next issue I will look at how I prepare to make an image and explore some ways in which you can get in the flow.

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