Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Creative Tension & Stress G etting in Touch: Creative side 1.You have it – The creative potential is not limited to Artists. Everyone has a potential to be creative. So, it may be mostly about bringing out the unrecognized aspect of yourself. 2.Already in touch – Once you sense your own creative aspect, honor sit by giving it recognition. Let it help you to be flexible in your thinking and action. 3.Strong connection to the creative – Lets fine tune it so that it becomes more consistent and reliable.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Creative Tension & Stress C hoice Ingredient of Creativity: 4.Use your thinking side to set things up to happen and letting it happen without overt ego control. Capture that unfolding event and do it so that you get the decisive moment.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Creative Tension & Stress L iving with Creative Tension: 5.Most people have a strong need to know, come to a decision, and to complete a process. Avoid that tendency as much as you can handle. Try to stay open to the universe of creative energy and possibilities around you. Coming to a decision too early shuts that door to possibilities. 6.In practical terms, dont procrastinate until the last minutes to work on your assignment. If you do that to yourself, you will not have enough time to relax into a process.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Creative Tension & Stress C reative Lifestyle: 7.Commit to living with the Creative tension at least for the duration of this class. 8.You will be asked to turn unfinished work every week. By unfinished, I mean that the assignment must be fully finished based on your own criteria but, know that I will always have fine tuning ideas which often become tight layouts. 9.Tight layouts are meant to be reproduced exactly as you see it.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Creative Tension & Stress F ile Management: 10.In your efforts to massage your digital image into a visual perfection, be sure to Save your work using the series approach. That is, add _01, _02, _03 and so on to the end of your image file name (kenjiPerfect_04.psd). 11.If your series gets to over 2 dozen, you might have gone way too far… smile. 12.Although saving once every 5 minutes is a good habit to establish by … saving your work every 5 minutes with a new series number.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Learning Opportunity A ccepting Failure: Its great for you… 13.Not having something go right is probably par for the course for the creative person. That actually might be your creative muse nudging you to watch out… 14.This is probably the most important lesson that a creative person has to learn. And its proven to be a hard lesson to internalize for many students. To let go and let happy accidents happen to enrich your work. 15.I usually have a folder full of delete images that I keep for six months. And I look at the images from time to time for creative influences…
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Learning Opportunity: F ind Your Own Solutions: 1.If its a technical error that you see, figure out what went wrong yourself. Self correction is great for self confidence. And you often learn a lot more about related topics. 2.What is important is to not keep making the same mistakes. Although the mistake may only look the same on the surface3. 3.If you see something that can be done right or better. Dont procrastinate, help yourself and do it right now…
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Right Attitude R ight Attitude: Make a difference The idea of doing school assignments is filled with pitfalls. The idea of an assignment is usually associated with grades. And doing something just to get a good grade can easily lead you astray. You might actually get a good grade the learning is not long term. Do the class reading, writing, researching, and shooting assignments with the real intent to learn telling a first rate story using excellent technique, design, lighting, staging, and propping.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Magical Satisfaction T he Magic: Experience it… Watching your story idea go from your head to a printed image mounted for exhibition is very exciting. All the work it takes to make your idea go from your head to a print will take lot of revisions (re-shooting to tight layouts). Even so, when you finally look at your gallery-ready mounted print, the feeling is magical. And the harder you worked for it, the more deserving you will feel.
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