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The Creative Journey
Rafael Rojas

Kyle McDougall | December 22, 2016

 

For this week’s edition of The Creative Journey, I’m excited to be featuring Rafael Rojas. Rafael describes himself as someone who strives to encapsulate concept, emotion, and spirituality in his work. I’ve known Rafael for a number of years now, dating back to the days when he was running WhyTake.net. His work has always stood out to me as very personal, thoughtful, and masterfully executed. Make sure you check out Rafael’s website and Facebook page to keep up to date with his work. I want to thank Rafael for taking the time to share his story with us!

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Kyle McDougall | December 14, 2016

The World Wide Web was created only a short time ago back in 1990. Since that time, to say a lot has changed would be an understatement. I can still remember sitting at my desk listening to the dial-up modem squawk as it tried multiple times to connect to a server. Like with any advancement in time, new technology and platforms are created that are both embraced and criticized.

More recently, social media has without a doubt been the biggest game changer in recent times when it comes to both the way we do business and the way we interact each other. Love it or hate it, it brings with it a lot of opportunities. Never before have we been able to reach an audience so quickly and easily (although you could argue it’s becoming more difficult) and because of that, the ways that we create, share, and socialize are constantly changing.

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When The Well Runs Dry
Overcoming Creative Dry Spells

Kyle McDougall | December 1, 2016

Creativity, passion, drive—these are all things that over time I’ve come to realize can never run constantly at a hundred percent. As photographers, we live creative lives with the next image always on our minds, constantly striving to take our work to the next level.

Both consciously and sub-consciously we analyze light, texture, shape, and form throughout our daily travels. We become obsessed with golden light, to the point of becoming extremely disappointed with ourselves if we miss the perfect sunset. We get soaked in rainstorms, just about near freeze ourselves in the winter, and get devoured by mosquitoes in the summer, all to get the perfect shot. It’s only inevitable that eventually we all hit a wall where picking up a camera all of a sudden becomes a struggle.

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The Creative Journey
Colleen Miniuk-Sperry

Kyle McDougall | November 27, 2016

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For this week’s edition of The Creative Journey, I’m excited to be featuring Colleen Miniuk-Sperry. Colleen is a full-time freelance photographer and writer based out of Arizona. When I first came across Colleen’s work I was immediately drawn to it. As I explored her portfolios and blog in more depth I found myself incredibly inspired by her thoughtful and meaningful approach to her work.  Make sure you check out Colleen’s website and Facebook page to keep up to date with her work. I want to thank Colleen for taking the time to share her story with us!


 

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The Launch Of A New eBook
One Image

Kyle McDougall | November 20, 2016

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I’m extremely excited to announce the release of my newest eBook, and the first to be published under the Image & Rhythm brand, titled: “One Image – Shoot Less, Look Closer & Create Stronger Images”. This is a book that is based on two topics that are extremely important to me: the creative process and photographic workflows.

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The Creative Journey
Lizzie Shepherd

Kyle McDougall | November 12, 2016

For this week’s edition of The Creative Journey, I’m excited to be featuring Lizzie Shepherd.  Lizzie is a professional photographer based in North Yorkshire, specializing in landscape, nature and travel photography. I’ve followed Lizzie’s work for a number of years now and have always been impressed by her ability to create strong images out of a wide range of locations, subjects, and weather. Her eye for detail is impressive! Make sure you check out Lizzie’s website and Facebook page to keep up to date with her work! I want to thank Lizzie for taking the time to share her story Continue Reading

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Awareness While In The Wilderness

Kyle McDougall | October 25, 2016

The process versus the experience—it’s a constant battle that many of us photographers face on a daily basis. If I had to pick a clear winner, I would say that often it’s easiest for the process to come out on top, leaving the experience overshadowed and neglected.

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Conquering The Clutter
Tips For Creating Strong Images In The Forest

Kyle McDougall | October 17, 2016

Now that we’re well into the autumn season, I felt it would be appropriate to talk about creating images in the forest during my favourite time of year. Walking into the woods with a camera can be an intimidating endeavor. The best word to sum up what lies in front a photographer’s eyes is “clutter”.

Forest scenes stand on their own in regards to difficulty and execution. There’s often so much going on that it can be challenging to both find a subject and arrange all of the elements surrounding it into a pleasing composition. You really have to dig deep before elements start to reveal themselves. It would be an understatement to say that patience and practice are key!

In this post, we’re going to take a look at a number of techniques and conditions that will help you create stronger images in the forest.

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Freeing Your Creative Mind

Kyle McDougall | October 6, 2016

There is a good chance that we all became interested in landscape photography for similar reasons. I know for myself, the bold, dramatic images that I saw online and in books were what first caught my attention. Contrasty saturated pictures that jump off the page do a good job of giving people a quick dose of visual satisfaction. When I started shooting, it was only natural that those images, or what I refer to as the “award winners”, were what I tried to emulate.

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The Creative Journey
Sean Bagshaw

Kyle McDougall | September 29, 2016

For this week’s edition of The Creative Journey, I’m excited to be featuring Sean Bagshaw. For those of you who may not be familiar with Sean’s work (anyone…?), his images, tutorials, and willingness to help others are second to none. Sean creates his images with a masterful approach both in the field and the digital darkroom, and all it takes is one look at his portfolios to be inspired to get out and explore. Make sure you check out Sean’s website and Facebook page to keep up to date with his work! I want to thank Sean for taking the time to share his story!

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