Nature Walk to Still Life

by oneobserving

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Today’s inspiration comes from  My Still Sunday, a self-study photography class offered by Kim Klassen, a beautiful lifestyle photographer. She encourages scheduling regular, quiet time to cultivate creativity by composing still-lifes.

Kim’s gentle direction involves taking a nature walk to gather some organic bits and pieces, then arranging the finds into a flat-lay still-life.

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Reading the lesson, the exercise sounded easy, enjoyable. And it was certainly enjoyable, but trickier than it sounded. I experimented with several different arrangements, sometimes including more of the found bits, other times less. Keeping the composition simple created better results. However, the most important takeaway was that creativity is not an end result, but a process, a personal journey of trial and error, success and failure, and it is all good.

 

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