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How to stand out as a professional photographer

While everyone has a camera in the smartphone era, photography is still an art that takes time and discipline to do well. Learning to use natural light and frame landscapes are two challenging photo skills. Great photography begins by choosing the proper gear for the style you have in mind. There are over 100 million photos and videos uploaded to Instagram every single day. Standing out in this staggering field of amateur (and professional) photographers takes work. Considerations of ligh...
Tags: Art, Photography, Instagram, Internet, Animals, Social Media, Creativity, Nature, Innovation, National Geographic

Talent, you’re born with. Creativity, you can grow yourself.

Creativity, it is said, is intelligence having fun. It's the ability to generate ideas, solutions or insights that are strikingly original, and yet feasible: in cognitive terms, a compelling creative idea doesn't break down if one were to systematically tease apart its logic. At the same time, it weaves together concepts that were never before part of the same fabric. A decade ago, a team of psychologists from the Netherlands proposed the 'dual pathway to creativity model', suggesting that creat...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Learning, Australia, California, Stanford, US, Creativity, United States, Netherlands, Innovation, University Of Queensland, Stanford University, Personal Growth, Vanderbilt University, University of Oregon

Shakespeare Survived Quarantine With a Little Help From His Patrons

Our support system for creative professionals is abysmal. Artists shouldn’t feel bad about feeling uninspired during a crisis.
Tags: Art, News, Creativity, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Don’t Expect Covid-19 to Beget Great Art

Our support system for creative professionals is abysmal. Artists shouldn’t feel bad about feeling uninspired during a crisis.
Tags: Art, News, Creativity, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Free Online Drawing Lessons for Kids, Led by Favorite Artists & Illustrators

When I became the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, I didn’t realize the most impactful word in that title would be "Residence." —illustrator Mo Willems Even as schools regroup and online instruction gathers steam, the scramble continues to keep cooped-up kids engaged and happy. These COVID-19-prompted online drawing lessons and activities might not hold much appeal for the single-minded sports nut or the junior Feynman who scoffs at the transformative properties of art, but ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Books, Youtube, College, Life, Berlin, Creativity, K-12, Kennedy Center, Feynman, Facebook Twitter, Lynda Barry, New York City 's Central Park, Jarrett J Krosoczka

An algorithm produced every possible melody. Now its creators want to destroy songwriter copyrights.

A computer coder calculated all of the possible 8-measure, 12-beat melodies possible from Western music's 12 notes.The coder and a lawyer decided to claim ownership of every song melody ever.The two of them submitted all of these songs into the public domain so no one could ever be found in court to be plagiarizing a song. If we learned anything at all from Jurassic Park, it's that just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do it. Even so, coder Noah Rubin and lawyer Damien Riehl...
Tags: Art, John Lennon, George Harrison, Woody Guthrie, Earth, Copyright, Creativity, Innovation, Sam Smith, Plagiarism, Jurassic Park, Algorithm, Inequality, Justice System, Berry, Noah Rubin

Correctness makes you less creative. Here’s why.

Anthony Brandt argues that everyone is born with the facilities for creativity. Being creative means being a risk-taker, and that's something that needs to be encouraged and taught to children.Techniques such as sandboxing place more of an emphasis on the effort as opposed to the results. This gives people, children especially, permission to try different approaches and offer new ideas without the usual pressures.Without experimentation, there can be no innovation. ...
Tags: Art, Learning, Education, Parenting, Children, Failure, Teaching, Creativity, Innovation, Curiosity, Decision-making, Anthony brandt

For under $40, you can get over 1 million royalty-free vector graphics to use for life

VectorGrove features 1.2 million vector images for use in graphics projects.These royalty-free images can be used anywhere and are fully customizable.A $4,999 value, a lifetime VectorGrove subscription is now only $39.If you want a quality product, start with quality ingredients. That's why any digital art pro will tell you that having a collection of quality vector graphics ready to incorporate into your own projects is incredibly valuable. They look great, they're versatile and with their host...
Tags: Work, Art, Design, Creativity, Innovation, Personal Growth

A Medical Student Creates Intricate Anatomical Embroideries of the Brain, Heart, Lungs & More

My first thought upon seeing the delicate, anatomy-based work of the 23-year-old embroidery artist and medical student Emmi Khan was that the Girl Scouts must have expanded the categories of skills eligible for merit badges. (If memory serves, there was one for embroidery, but it certainly didn’t look like a cross-sectioned brain, or a sinus cavity.) Closer inspection revealed that the circular views of Khan’s embroideries are not quite as tiny as the round badges stitched to high achieving Gi...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Science, Biology, Etsy, College, Creativity, Cardiff, Khan, Public Domain, Facebook Twitter, Willis, Nina Paley, Emmi Khan

5 Clever Ways to Avoid a Creative Burnout as a Freelancer

This article was contributed by Abhishek Talreja. Most freelancers go through those dreadful days when nothing seems to work. Times when the creative juices go dry, and just about everything starts to bother you like an irritating little insect. You stare into the walls and empty spaces to understand what’s going wrong – the more you wish to get back to your real self, the harder it gets. Creative burnouts can be quite demotivating – often a result of multiple factors: long work hours, non-stop ...
Tags: Design, Creativity, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Times, Guest Articles, Guest Article, Don, Michael Nova, Hugh Beaulac, Abhishek Talreja

A Visual Introduction to Kintsugi, the Japanese Art of Repairing Broken Pottery and Finding Beauty in Imperfection

Kintsugi, the Japanese art of joining broken pottery with gleaming seams of gold or silver, creates fine art objects we can see as symbols for the beauty of vulnerability. Surely, these bowls, cups, vases, etc. remind of us Leonard Cohen’s oft-quoted lyric from “Anthem” (“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”) Writer and artist Austin Kleon touches on this same sentiment in a recent post on his blog. “The thing I love the most about Kintsugi is the visible trace ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Art, Japan, College, Creativity, Leonard Cohen, Marshall, Facebook Twitter, China Japan, Josh Jones, Altman, Austin Kleon, Colin Marshall, Durham NC Follow, Kintsugi

20+ Knitters and Crochet Artists Stitch an Astonishing 3-D Recreation of Picasso’s Guernica

Softness is perhaps not the first quality that springs to mind when one imagines recreating the chaos and anguish of Picasso’s Guernica in a 3-dimensional representation. Though how else to describe the primary medium of the urban knitting group Sul filo dell’arte? More than 20 fiber artists worked for over a year, meticulously crocheting embroidering and knitting the most familiar elements of the painting as stand-alone figures, to mark the eightieth anniversary of the bombing of the s...
Tags: Google, Art, Milan, College, History, Creativity, Picasso, Facebook Twitter, Guernica, Vincent Van Gogh, Royal Palace, Monza, Ayun Halliday, Crochet Artists Stitch, State Art School of the Royal Villa, Frida Kahlo Magritte Keith Haring Andy Warhol

#TwistedTropes 26. Whistler's angry mother

Image from Wikimedia Commons When James Whistler painted his mother, she didn't look too pleased. In fact she looked proper hacked off, like as if any minute she was going to turn around and snarl obscenities at him and tell him exactly where he could stick his paintbrushes (steady on now - Editor).Maybe she had a migraine coming on when he asked her to pose for him. Perhaps she was expected at her Pilates class and he was making her very late. Or maybe she was simply in a bad mood. Any...
Tags: Art, Washington, Painting, Noah, Creativity, Pandora, Paris, Whistler, eLearning, Dante, Monet, édouard Manet, Manet, Plato, Schindler, Moore

Design Your Life with Creative Calling + Debbie Millman

Debbie Millman is one of my dear friends, a powerhouse creative and someone who inspires me every day. When I was developing my online companion class to the Creative Calling book, of course I had to ask Debbie to join me on stage for a conversation around designing our life with intention. Debbie’s insight is pure gold. AND – this is just one of the segments from the class. If you already have my book, you can access the entire class for free. All you need to do is visit
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Design, Confidence, Creativity, New York Times, Fear, Creativelive, Debbie, Debbie Millman, chasejarvisLIVE, CreativeLive CreativeLive, Creative Calling

Bring your digital content to the next level with this amazing deal from Scopio

Scopio provides a massive library of royalty-free images for use.Photographs can be used anywhere from websites to social media accounts to ads.New images are added daily. None Singer Ariana Grande posted two pictures of herself to her Instagram account earlier this year. Unfortunately, she didn’t take the photos. They were actually snapped by a paparazzo, who turned around and sued the pop star for their unauthorized use -- to the tune of $50,000.Image ownership and copyright law are huge con...
Tags: Art, Photography, Entertainment, Law, Internet, Advertising, Creativity, Ariana Grande, Innovation, Scopio Authentic Stock Photography, Scopio

4 courses that will turn your podcast idea into solid gold

This four-course podcasting bundle explores how to build a successful podcast brand.Industry-recognized podcasting experts explain effective storytelling techniques.The training digs into marketing techniques to make your podcast profitable. None There are currently over 750,000 podcasts being produced around the globe. In the U.S. alone, more than 16 million people consider themselves avid podcast fans.Anyone with a killer idea for a podcast can learn valuable tactics for turning that idea in...
Tags: Art, Technology, Learning, Education, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Success, Hack, Creativity, Culture, Innovation, Npr, Lewis Howes, John Lee Dumas, Alex Blumberg

Made in Cuba

Spotlighting 30 artists, entrepreneurs and creatives, Made in Cuba conveys the unique spirit of the nation. The individuals profiled within have all faced their homeland’s limited ability to trade internationally, culminating in some very creative and innovative thinking and a strong DIY culture—the results from which are complex and clever. Written by Molly Mandell and photographed by James Burke, Made in Cuba proves educational and …
Tags: Art, Books, Design, Reading, Creativity, Culture, Cuba, Islands, Art Books, Design Books, Made in Cuba, Molly Mandell, James Burke Made

Let Your Kid Paint With These Homemade Paint Popsicles

When my son was a preschooler, I was forever looking for new artsy activities to do with him. I especially loved activities where the set-up was part of the activity itself—you get more mileage out of those. We’d make homemade play dough together or mix together corn starch, water and food coloring to make sidewalk…Read more...
Tags: Art, Parenting, Activities, Creativity, Paint, Lifehacks

The 5 C’s of Personal Branding: Creativity

Over a decade ago, USA Today published an article that forecasted and outlined a marketing problem that advertisers are still battling today. The article by Theresa Howard states that technology has “given time-pressed consumers more choices and control over what they tune in or tune out — and also split the audience into narrower slices. Advertisers raised spending 10% to $140 billion last year, according TNS Media Intelligence, to put more ads in more places, but that onslaught may just be tur...
Tags: Design, Marketing, Social Media, Creativity, Attention, Emotions, Usa Today, Branding, Creative Process, Speaking, Personal Brand, O'Brien, Birds Eye, Presentation Hacks, Create, Sarah Vizard

Lynda Barry's "Making Comics" is one of the best, most practical books ever written about creativity

I once taught week 6 at the Clarion Writers' Workshop the same year that Lynda taught week 4, so I got to inherit her students and see the results of her pedagogical methods firsthand, and they were nothing short of spectacular. Though our students were there to learn to write -- and though some of them had not tried to express themselves with art in their entire adult lives -- Barry's method drew something out of these writers that I'd never seen. For many years, Barry has served as an asso...
Tags: Reviews, Art, Feature, Books, Happy Mutants, Comics, Gift Guide, News, Creativity, Illustration, Barry, University Of Wisconsin, Lynda, Ernie Pook, Lynda Barry, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

How to Come Up With New Ideas According to Hartmut Esslinger, founder of Frog Design

Most people can’t really innovate, says Hartmut Esslinger, founder of frog design. He and his company (now celebrating fifty years in business) helped design Apple’s portable computers, Sony’s Walkman, and many websites, apps, gadgets, and high-end medical and dental equipment. These are his principles of innovation.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Career, Design, Designers, Creativity, Industrial Design, Innovation, Sony, Lifehacks, Frog Design

How the Designer Behind the Original Mac Comes Up With New Ideas

Most people can’t really innovate, says Hartmut Esslinger, founder of frog design. He and his company (now celebrating fifty years in business) helped design Apple’s portable computers, Sony’s Walkman, and many websites, apps, gadgets, and high-end medical and dental equipment. These are his principles of innovation.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Career, Design, Designers, Creativity, Industrial Design, Innovation, Sony, Lifehacks, Frog Design, Hartmut Esslinger

‘Newspaper Blackout’ by Austin Kleon [Saturday Morning Review]

I used to write a lot of poetry. In the past few years, though, I have primarily written prose. Prose requires a certain amount of creativity, but poetry—to me anyway—always seemed to something that shouldn’t be attempted without a ton of creative fuel in the tank. That’s why I was really eager to read Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon. I’ve previously read Kleon’s other books, and I have found him to have a ton to say on the topic of creativity. And in this situation, he is not only an effe...
Tags: Art, Writing, Tutorials, Creative, Seo, Creativity

Amazing Minimialistic Typography Logos [Images]

I’m a sucker for a good design and by choice a minimalist. So when I came across Mustafa Omerli’s minimialistic typographic logos, I was hooked. These logos use the art of minimalism and negative space to make what I would consider amazing and yet simple logos. When I look at these, I immediately get jealous at their creativity and thoughtfulness. When I grow up, I want to design like him. If you want to see more of his work, visit his website (not a ton there) or his Instagram. Any other des...
Tags: Design, Typography, Creative, Seo, Creativity, Mustafa Omerli

Mixing Media and Inspiration

I’ve frequently observed how much one medium influences another. In the past year of doing mostly watercolors, this habit of working has found its way into my subconscious. When I want to work in acrylics, I find myself wanting to make them more fluid, and move around more on the canvas. This past week I was creating a background with acrylics on a 30×40-inch canvas that will eventually have some abstract birds in the composition. I noticed a set of alcohol inks on the studio table that I hadn’t...
Tags: Art, Inspiration, Collage, Creativity, Ideas, Process, Abstracts, Acrylics, Art Process, Collage Papers, Art Studio, Alcohol Inks, Martha Marshall, Tim Holtz, Gelli Plate

12 Free Sources of Creativity For Logo & Brand Designers

This is a guest article contributed by Usman Raza. Creating a logo is easier said than done. No online marketing or advertising campaign can succeed without resting on a powerful logo to identify the brand. The creative designer has a rather difficult job of summarizing what the entire company represents in a tiny mark. To help with this job, searching for inspiration is a good place to start. See our list of the best logo design inspiration resources below. Also check out our 101+ top logo desi...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Creativity, Reddit, Branding, Logo Design, Guest Articles, Guest Article, Reddit Reddit, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube, Instagram Twitter, Behance Behance, Usman Raza, Facebook Instagram Instagram, Dribbble Dribbble

Watch: Epic ink pen drawing on a pizza box

“This is probably my favorite thing I’ve ever drawn,” writes IMGURian @smallssss. “It’s on the back of a pizza box but I’m pleased with how it turned out.” I'll say! Amazing work. ... And a more detailed view, below.
Tags: Art, Post, News, Creativity

Combining lean startup and agile with a design-led approach reduces business risk

For most corporations, leading in quality means continually pursuing organizational excellence. This means leaders have to make sure that the organization is fit for its purpose, stays that way, and keeps improving over time. Maintaining quality is much easier when the risks involved are lower. Organizations tend to reduce risk by defining things that can be measured and incentivized. ...
Tags: Design, Leadership, Strategy, Management, Research, Creativity, Innovation, Governance, Collaboration, Flow, Agile, Lean, Designthinking, Riskmitigation

Take a pause to let your mind work

Taking a pause after consuming a piece of art or media is essential to our memory, emotions, and intellectual digestion, says writer, director and podcaster John Cameron Mitchell. We live in an age full of influencers and YouTube personalities, but fewer narrative powerhouses. Storytelling takes time, skill, and requires us to make space to gather our thoughts.Podcasts are a storytelling rebellion against so-called ADHD culture. If the internet ruined our attention spans, can the single-sense fo...
Tags: Art, Entertainment, Internet, Brain, Creativity, Culture, Innovation, Cameron, Storytelling, Literature, Theater, Mind, John Cameron Mitchell, Spoken word

Fire Up Your Creative Courage and Reach Your Audacious Goals

It’s a funny thing — so many of the most gifted and capable people wrestle the hardest with impostor syndrome... Continue Reading The post Fire Up Your Creative Courage and Reach Your Audacious Goals appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Productivity, Books, Design, Featured, Content Marketing, Blogging, Creativity, Freelance Writing, Copyblogger Weekly

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