creativity

Elizabeth Gilbert: The Art of Being Yourself – Photography Article

Brace yourself for a TRULY powerful episode with the bestselling author and creative genius, Elizabeth Gilbert. Although best known for her memoir Eat, Pray, Love–which went on to sell over 12 million copies and became a film staring Julia Roberts—she’s also one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world… The whole world. Spend some time with her in your ears on today’s podcast and you’ll know why in under a minute…   In this episode, we cover…

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Is Instagram Altering Your Creative Vision? – Photography Article

UK-based photographer and YouTuber Jamie Windsor recently shared an interesting video about what he calls “The Instagram Problem for Photographers.” Namely: that Instagram has quickly become the default method for sharing your work with the world. On the face of it, this might not seem like a big deal. After all, as Windsor himself points out, it can be incredibly beneficial to “connect with potentially millions of people and instantly share your work with others.” The problem arises when Instagram…

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How to Find Your Photographic Style – Photography Article

You have found your style when you can’t do anything else. It’s your default, your normal, your nature. Style comes when imitation and influence perish. It’s something that becomes one… you, yours. Defining your style or finding your style is a life’s journey. I hope you are always evolving and changing, never stagnant when it comes to your style. But at the same time hold on to its structure, its roots, its essence. So where does one begin? How does…

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Nate Bargatze: Creativity, Comedy + Never Settling – Photography Article

Today on the show we have one of my favorite comedians, Nate Bargatze. If you’re not aware of Nate’s work, consider this intro a gift – he’s on a rocket ship right now, one of the top up-and-coming comics in the game. After listening to our conversation here, you’ll want to check out his brand new NetFlix special that just dropped. He’s laugh-out-loud funny and simultaneously has great insight around following dreams and creating success rather than hoping it “happens.”…

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3 Ways to Use Plexiglass for Creative Portraits – Photography Article

As a portrait photographer, it can often be difficult to keep thing interesting in the studio. Adding a unique element to your images can help them stand out while also allowing you to have little fun. The unique element that I added for my most recent shoot was just a simple piece of plexiglass. Here are three ways you can use a sheet of plexiglass and some simple household supplies to unleash your inner creative. #1. Foreground Bokeh Materials Plexiglass…

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My Top Advice for all GRADUATES – Photography Article

Listen to the Podcast Congrats! You did it – you’re graduating! Big ups on all the hard work and long hours. But here’s the scary part. Graduation is the first day of the rest of your life. Last week by far the most popular question I saw in my social feed was around graduation. Either YOU were graduating, your friends or sons / daughters–and, naturally, there was a lot of concern. Generally you asked what I’d tell new graduates in…

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Stay Creative, Focused, and True to Yourself with Austin Kleon – Photography Article

He is one of the most insightful voices on one of my favorite topics: building and maintaining a creativity habit. Today on the show please welcome my long-time friend and creative inspirator – Austin Kleon. If you’re not familiar with this work, Austin is a lifelong artist and the bestselling author of three earlier books (Newspaper Blackout, Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work)…but today we’re all about his new book titled Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative…

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5 Best Painting Apps That Turn Your iPhone Photos Into Paintings – iPhone Photography Article

Do you want to make a photo look like a painting? It’s easy with an iPhone photo painting app! But with so many photo art apps available, how do you know which one to use? In this article, you’ll discover the 5 best painting apps for turning your iPhone photos into beautiful works of art. 1. Brushstroke App The Brushstroke app ($3.99) converts your photo into a painting with just one tap. It offers more than 50 different presets in…

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The Best Books on Creativity, Leadership and Finances – Photography Article

The Best Books on Creativity, Leadership and Finances Home > Uncategorized > 12 inspiring books on creativity, leadership, and finances to add to your summer reading list <link rel="stylesheet" id="js_composer_front-css" href="https://www.creativelive.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/js_composer/assets/css/js_composer.min.css?ver=5.6" type="text/css"… This is only a snippet of a Photography Article written by Hillary Grigonis Source link

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The Future Favors Creativity. Debbie Millman Interviews Chase Jarvis on Design Matters – Photography Article

Today I’m sitting down with one of my favorite humans, but in a twist of fate, the tables are turned. I’m in the hot seat – being interviewed by my dear friend and design-industry legend, Debbie Millman. Debbie Millman is chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC…and she has an insane track record going back decades: she’s the author of 6 books including “How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer,” and…

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How to Inspire Social Change with Your Creativity – Photography Article

If you aren’t familiar with Benjamin Von Wong‘s work then keep reading for some of the most viral and impactful images created. Von Wong is an artist / photographer who creates elaborate projects focused on bringing awareness to environmental change. His work often goes viral, with good intention. You might be familiar with the time he put a mermaid on top of 10,000 plastic bottles or when he set a Guinness World record with the largest art installation made made…

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Harnessing Your Human Nature for Success with Robert Greene – Photography Article

Today we welcome back on the show the 6x international bestselling author, Robert Greene.  Robert has had huge impact in my life with books like Mastery, 48 Laws of Power, and the 33 Strategies of War. And in this episode we go deep on his newest book – and my new favorite – The Laws of Human Nature, a brilliant consolidation of the various theories on human nature – how to better understand them and use them to grow. We dive deep into:…

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The Creative Photo Challenge No. 2: Unusual Angle – Photography Article

The Creative Photo Challenge No. 2: Unusual Angle – CreativeLive Blog Home > videos > The Creative Photo Challenge No. 2: Unusual Angle <link rel="stylesheet" id="js_composer_front-css" href="https://www.creativelive.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/js_composer/assets/css/js_composer.min.css?ver=5.6" type="text/css"… This is only a snippet of a Photography Article written by Kym Cortigiano Source link

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Addiction, Reinvention, and Finding Ultra with Endurance Athlete Rich Roll – Photography Article

Rich Roll is a New York Times best selling author, endurance athlete, parent and beautiful human being. He first came across my radar a few years ago when he completed FIVE Iron Mans in five consecutive days. That’s a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, finished off with a marathon in one day — TIMES 5 DAYS!! On the show, we dive into reinvention, overcoming addiction and depression, explore plant based diets, and his spiritual calling… We also cover: After…

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Rainn Wilson on Creativity, Faith and Making Work that Matters – Photography Article

Rainn Wilson is best known for his legendary role as Dwight in TV’s award-winning show “The Office,” but he’s also a movie actor, a best selling author, the founder of media company SoulPancake, founder a non profit called Lidé Haiti, an amazing human….and a self-professed sci-fi and fantasy nerd! In this episode Rainn takes us on journey through his early life and into his ideas on art and creativity, hard work, parenting and spirituality. We spend some quality time around…

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Your Mind Can Transform Your Life with Tom Bilyeu – Photography Article

Today’s podcast is a hero’s journey of sorts – featuring Tom Bilyeu, founder the billion-dollar nutrition brand Quest Nutrition and Impact Theory podcast and content agency. This episode takes us over the hills and through valleys of Tom’s career – from hiding in soul crushing jobs and destroying his health with crushing anxiety to personal transformation and meteoric entrepreneurial rise. We chat about neuroplasticity and how Tom has rewired his brain, undoing negative thought patterns and replacing them with healthy,…

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Creative Cockroaches, Standing Out + the Truth About Your Best Creative Work – Photography Article

A short while ago I had the great pleasure of taking the stage at the Seattle Interactive Conference with my dear friend and creative superstar Cal Mcallister (Founder, Wexley School for Girls + Paper Crane Factory) for a very pointed conversation on inspiration, unlocking your best creative work, and how the eff to stand out in today’s noisy, crowded market.  Hint:  it’s not what you think. IMHO this conversation oozes with value specifically because both Cal and I are:  …

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Startup to $15 Billion: Finding Your Life’s Work with Shopify’s Harley Finkelstein – Photography Article

Harley Finkelstein bounced from DJ gigs to a t-shirt business to law school before joining a small internet startup in 2009 dedicated to helping creators and entrepreneurs make money doing what they loved. Today, he’s the Chief Operating Officer of that same “startup” called Shopify now serving more than 600,000 businesses – and worth more than $15 billion. In this episode we cover a lot of ground – from his early gigs, through struggle, failure, rejection and rebirth…and now thriving. I’ve…

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Love, Service, and Living Your Truth with Danielle LaPorte – Photography Article

Let’s face it. We all have our inner journeys and the compulsion to improve, yet how can we both be growing and improving without feeling less than or inadequate?  It’s a trap. ENTER: Danielle LaPorte – a best-selling author (White Hot Truth, The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map), poet, former think tank executive and business strategist – and she’s on the podcast today to help us, among other things, to reconcile these competing principles. As one of Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul 100…

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Happiness Through Gratitude with AJ Jacobs – Photography Article

AJ Jacobs is a multiple NYT bestselling author, a journalist, a lecturer as well as a warm and hilarious human soul.  He’s on this weeks podcast and is…SO GOOD. In this show we learn why AJ intentionally puts himself in the most extraordinary circumstances … like when he strove to be “the world’s healthiest man” going from Dad bod to ultimate health (Book = Drop Dead Healthy). Or when he lived according to the bible for a year, beard, goats and all……

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You Are Your Habits with Julien Smith – Photography Article

Julien Smith is a long-time friend and familiar face on the podcast. I first brought him on in 2013 to talk about why not caring about what others think is a useful skill to have as a creator in any field (translation: he penned a LEGENDARY blog post called ‘the subtle art of not giving a f*$k’ – which went crazy viral and later inspired a best selling book by Mark Manson…). And now Julien is BAAACK…this time talking about both his…

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Maximizing Creativity + Navigating the Messy Middle with Scott Belsky – Photography Article

Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and early investor in companies like Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope, and others. He also co-founded Behance in 2006, sold it to Adobe in 2012 and recently became Adobe’s Chief Product Officer.  But more than his list of accomplishments, Scott is a passionate advocate for creativity. He has that rare perspective of the world-class artist and entrepreneur with the ability to communicate VERY clearly about the ups, the downs of the messy middle. … And that just so happens to…

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The Most Important Conversation About Life… Death with Michael Hebb – Photography Article

Michael Hebb is an artist, activist, restaurateur, long time friend of mine and probably the closest thing that comes to an expert on death. He is a hyphenated renegade, seemingly more comfortable swimming upstream and addressing taboo subjects than he is going with the crowd. He co-founded Portland’s unsanctioned underground food movement, was my co-conspirator for Songs for Eating and Drinking, and he recently wrote a powerful book about death that will change the way you view life. Let’s Talk…

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Redemption and a Thirst for Change with Scott Harrison – Photography Article

Scott Harrison is the founder and CEO of one of my favorite non-profits:  charity:water which has brought clean water to 8.49 million people around the world. They’ve raised $320 million to date—and put it to good work. Scott just released his first book Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World and it’s about time. He’s an incredible storyteller and, both in his book and in this episode of the podcast, he…

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Imagination and the Power of Change with Beth Comstock – Photography Article

One of the world’s most powerful women in business, Beth Comstock, recently left a 27 year career at GE as their Chief Marketing Officer and Vice Chair to go in a completely different direction – to a new life beyond the enterprise-exec world where her new areas of focus include writing, art, exploration and discovery.  Rarely do we see or hear of these evolutions – where someone like Beth who is so accomplished in big business reveals very publicly and…

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An audience of ONE is all it takes – Photography Article

QUESTION:  What if you only made work that YOU loved, and you were certain that you would be paid top dollar if you did…Would you do it?  Of course! Most sane creators / entrepreneurs would jump at the opportunity – and such is the topic of Srinivas Rao’s new book: An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity For Its Own Sake.  The problem is, so many of us are watering down our work making it for someone else. In fact, the path to…

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Gregory Heisler on Embracing Your Own Uniqueness – Photography Article

You know Gregory Heisler, or at the very least, you’ve seen his work. Gregory is a prolific photographer best known for his 70 cover portraits for TIME Magazine and has graced the pages of Life, Esquire, Fortune, GQ, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and The New York Times Magazine. We recently had the pleasure of hosting Gregory in our CreativeLive studios to present his talk on embracing one’s own uniqueness. Now, I attend a lot of keynotes, speeches, and presentations. Not often…

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The Dirtiest Secret in Photography – Photography Article

I’m often asked: where I get my inspiration from, how to stand out? AND why I’m sharing less BTS videos of my photo shoots? Well….glad you asked. Because in today’s episode of #cjRAW, I answer those questions specifically….but wanted to do something a little bit different. A little stripped down. Straight talk. Heart to heart — just you and me. In fact, in this episode, I reveal the dirtiest secret in photography. Truth is: the most game-changing ideas come from…

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How to Sell Without Selling Out with Ryan Carson – Photography Article

I have always believed in the notion that there’s a creator in all of us, and that includes those in engineering, coding, and literally every other discipline. Today I’m bringing you another exciting guest from the technology field, Ryan Carson. Not only is Ryan “in technology”, but Ryan is the Founder and CEO of Treehouse, whose mission is to help people get great jobs by teaching them how to code. Ryan and I talk about how he got started, and…

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Nigel Barker: Be the Artist You Want to Work With – Photography Article

Nigel Barker is an internationally renowned photographer, model, entrepreneur, TV star and author. You’ve seen him as a judge and photographer for 18 seasons on America’s Next Top Model, starring alongside Naomi Campbell on The Face, and as the host of Top Photographer. His entrepreneurial pursuits include having his own furniture line with Art Van Furniture, being the Artistic Director of the menswear brand Flag & Anthem, and co-founding the NYC gym, The Dog Pound. Oh yeah, and he’s published…

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