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            IGNITING IMAGINATION

 Photography is an art form whose creative efforts begin with our imagination.

  

Igniting Imagination is a weekly series dedicated to exploring the factors that influence our creative efforts. It is the first step of a creative process that starts with imagination and creative visualization - it starts with the photographer.

  

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Installment List

  VOLUME 1   VOLUME 2

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01   Visualization 51   Prison Break
02   Natural Correspondence 52   Laborer or Artisan
03   Photographer or Artist? 53   Just For the Love of It
04   Trying Too Hard 54   Achieving Clarity
05   Awareness and Missed Opportunities 55   Exploiting Richness
06   Visualizing the Invisible 56   Getting Started
07   Imagining Hardware Creatively 57   Persistence
08   Relationships 58   Understanding Ourselves
09   Perception:  Key or Potato 59   Feeling the Force
10   Rendering Invisibility 60   Richness
11   When the Ideal Turns Into a Lemon 61   Attachments
12   Is the End Really the End 62   Airplanes
13   Artists Born 63   Seeking the Unexpected
14   Becoming Naïve 64   Structuring Inspiration
15   From the Heart 65   Don’t Worry, Be Happy
16   The Art of the Moment 66   Creating Mysteries
17   It’s All Graphics to Me 67   Disempowering Images
18   Breaking Barriers 68   A Dance
19   Beyond the Pale 69   Swept Away – Part 1
20   Telling Stories 70   Swept Away – Part 2
21   Perceiving Building Blocks 71   The Fun of it All
22   The Strongest Image Possible 72   What Does It Meant to be a Photographer?
23   Turning Windows In To Space 73   With All Our Senses
24   Not a Question of Style 74   Motivating Our Awareness
25   Fooled By the Mind 75   Emotive Blending
26   Fixations 76   The Power of Observation
27   Without Passion 77   Getting Out of the Way
28   Avoiding Cobwebs 78   Integrity of Design
29   Determining Success 79   Depth of Feeling
30   The Curve of Learning 80   Straying From Reality
31   When 81   Finding What I Seek
32   Incoming but Not Outgoing 82   Videos of Time
33   Pudding Proofs 83   99 Learning Curves
34   Killing Creativity – The 7 Deadly Sins of Photography 84   Feeling Not Seeing
35   Through Our Eyes 85   Romancing the Tones
36   Equipment Symbiosis 86   Death by Maxim
37   Making Yourself Available 87   The Importance of Air
38   Beauty for Beauty’s Sake 88   The Strength of Simplicity
39   Law of Attraction 89   Working Outside Your Zone
40   The Gift 90   Creating Fantasies
41   The Internal Event – Being Ready For It 91   Dead Zones
42   Levels of Perception 92   Simmering Your Imagination
43   Not Feeling It 93   Fine Art in an Instant – Part 1
44   Attaining Oomph 94   Fine Art in an Instant – Part 2
45   Hanging Our Mental Gallery 95   Essential Foundations
46   The Simplest Reality – Part 1 96   Decisive Moments – Getting Off the Plateau
47   The Simplest Reality – Part 2 97   Decisive Moments – Determining Intent
48   Cloud Watching 98   Mindworks
49   The Magic of Believing 99   Reversing Creativity
50   Realism and Personal Expression 100   Creatures of Destinations

 

 

  VOLUME 3   VOLUME 4

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101   Celebrating the Gift 151 Following Your Instincts – Part 2
102   Reversing Perspective 152  The Importance of Pre-visualization
103    Integration Not Compartmentalization 153   Finding Your Center
104   Creating Rhythm – Riding the Wave 154   Before You Have a Relationship with a Photographer
105   Park Bench #422: Fearing Creativity 155   The Most Important Thing:  Curiosity
106   Creating Ourselves 156   The Most Important Thing:  Feel What You Photograph
107   Avoiding Intimidation 157  The Most Important Thing:  Remaining an Amateur
108   The Power of Expectations: Bending Reality 158   The Most Important Thing:  Go Hungry/Shoot for Yourself
109   The Magic Within 159  Reflections on Reflections
110   A Modern Challenge 160   Imagination and the Language of Photography
111   Why Is It? – Part 1 161   Mindset
112   Celebrating Us 162   Positive Outcomes
113   Creativity – Expecting the Unexpected 163   Creativity Lost
114   Creativity – Mastering Technique 164   Imagination Painting
115   Creativity – Knowing When to Stop 165   Waiting for It
116   Why Is It? – Part 2 166   Setting the Scene
117   Creatively Ranking 167   Asking Questions
118   Renewing Your Creative Itch 168   Seeing Large
119   Shooting for the Mood 169   Being Open
120   The Village 170   Maintaining Momentum: Chasing Technology
121   Hollow Beauty 171   Maintaining Momentum: Practice & Familiarity
122   Getting It Backwards 172   Photographing Our Subconscious
123   The Box 173   Why Do We Photograph?
124   Confining Our Imaginations 174   Perceived Notions
125   Contemplation 175   Inhibiting Inspiration
126   Seeking Emptiness 176   The Three Most Important Ingredients
127   No Time 177   Exercising Your Style
128   Tunnel Vision 178   It Starts with a Feeling
129   Fleeting Moments 179   Understanding Point B
130   Pursuing Subtle 180   Getting Color Right
131   The Influence of Man 181   The Art of Compromise
132  Thematic Creativity 182   Striving for Progress, Not Perfection – Part 1
133   Reading Landscapes 183   Striving for Progress, Not Perfection – Part 2
134   The Process of Knowing 184   Feeling Not Seeing
135   Choosing to Act 185   Heroes and Mentors
136   Pathways 186   A Process unto Ourselves
137   Creative Confidence 187   A Stage Too Small/A Bar Too Low
138   The Tyranny of Competence 188   The Perfect Visual Chord
139   Visual Expressions 189   Perceptions and Structure
140   What We See 190   Blocking Our Creative Efforts – Part 1
141   Location Lust 191   Blocking Our Creative Efforts – Part 2
142   The Way We See 192   Death of a Straight Line
143   Of Rules, Guidelines, and Maxims 193   Photographer’s Mantra
144   Over Thinking 194  Great Expectations
145   The Beauty of Nothingness 195   Staying Motivated
146   Inner Voices 196   Designing with Emotion
147   The Environment of Creativity 197   Visualizing Stories
148   Removing Light 198   Listening to the Whole Story
149   The Craftsmanship of Failing 199  The Joy of Photography – Part 1
150   Following your Instincts – Part 1 200 The Joy of Photography – Part 2

 

 

 

 

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