Creativity and Inspiration

Photoshop is not a moral issue

A recent forum conversation on an art site has got me thinking. The question posed was regarding the digital enhancement (aka 'photoshopping') of images. Sigh. I can't believe that in this day and age we are still having this conversation. But it seems to be one that won't go away. At a recent fair you could see...

Photoshop is not a moral issueMargaret

Art from the Heart: Letting Go

  About 4 years ago I decided to abandon my career in the tourism industry and pursue a creative life. I had no real plan, but a definite idea of what I DIDN'T want in my life anymore - and that was hours and hours (and HOURS) sitting in aircraft seats heading to or from...

Art from the Heart: Letting GoMargaret

The Butterfly

I've always been drawn to watercolour painting but its an art I have yet to master (I do try, but generally give up in frustration!). I began thinking about ways I might be able to incorporate a watercolour effect into my photographs without simply heading to Photoshop and applying a filter (they don't tend...

The ButterflyMargaret

Wild Geese

One of my favourite poems is by Mary Oliver. In the fall, in Northern California, huge flocks of water birds including cranes and eider ducks gather in a raucous, lively community. I've been fortunate to photograph there a number of times, and I always think of this poem as the skies overhead fill with...

Wild GeeseMargaret

Follow your Bliss?

“Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in...

Follow your Bliss?Margaret

The Blank Canvas

It was just over a year ago that I took a leave of absence from my job and went to Missoula, Montana to undertake 11 weeks of photography training. It seems inconceivable that a whole year could have gone by already. But its been a year of incredible change - electing to leave my...

The Blank CanvasMargaret

So this is the wall?

Way back when….what seems like a lifetime ago now…on the very first day they warned us about this. The wall. The point at which we would experience self-doubt, frustration, lack of inspiration and a feeling that our photography was in no way moving forward. I remember them saying very clearly that “nearly all of you will...

So this is the wall?Margaret

Is it art?

There has been much discussion in class over the past couple of weeks about "what is art?" Now that the technical side of things is starting to make more sense it seems that interest has turned towards the less linear elements of photography. What makes a good (or bad) photograph? Sure, we can all tell...

Is it art?Margaret

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