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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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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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The Creative Journey
Alister Benn

Kyle McDougall | September 2, 2016

For this week’s edition of The Creative Journey, I’m excited to be featuring Alister Benn. I’ve known Alister for a number of years now and he’s always been someone whose approach towards his craft has both impressed and motivated me. Take one look at his work and you can tell that he is an artist who is confident in his direction. Make sure you check out Alister’s website and Facebook page to keep up to date with his work! I want to say a huge thanks to Alister for taking the time to share his story.

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The Importance Of Embracing Your Own Creative Interests

Kyle McDougall | July 30, 2016

Clarity and confidence.

I really do believe that those are the two most important things that photographers lack early in their careers. The absence of those traits is what leads to the creation of bodies of work that don’t have a cohesive style and photographers that display a lack of direction in their decisions made.

Discovering both clarity and confidence comes only after you have a solid understanding of what your creative interests are; and figuring out what truly interests you is something that’s shaped over time, through practice, patience, and constant curiosity. And even with that, you can expect your focus to change as you grow and discover new things about yourself and your art. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why having a clear understanding of your creative interests is so important.

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The Creative Journey
Erin Babnik

Kyle McDougall | July 21, 2016

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For this week’s instalment of “The Creative Journey”, I’m excited to feature Erin Babnik. Erin is a full-time landscape photographer with home bases in both California and Slovenia. I’ve always been drawn to the connection, passion, and depth Erin displays in her images and writing. On top of her impressive imagery, she also teaches photography workshops and is a member of the Photo Cascadia team. Make sure you visit Erin’s website and Facebook page to view more of her work!

 

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The Power Of Why

Kyle McDougall | June 20, 2016

Why do you create photographs?

That seems like such a simple question, but in all reality, is tougher to answer than you would think. It’s also a question that all too often gets lost in the noise that comes when any creative pursuit starts to be taken more seriously. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seem to realize that having a clear understanding of why you do something is instrumental for both progress and fulfillment.

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