On Being a Creative - Part 1In my last journal I railed against those who continually complain about the lack of inspiration, creative blocks and time/resources to pursue their art. I'll talk specifically about photography, because that's my field and I understand it better than other art media, but much of what I say can be applied just as well to other forms of art.On Being a Creative - Part 1 by FuriousEnnui
First and foremost, being a creative is a discipline. The greatest creatives in history, like Michelangelo, da Vinci, Turner and more depended on being able to produce the goods for commissions. They didn't have the luxury of sitting around waiting for some bolt of inspiration to strike them. They had a job to do, and if they didn't do it they weren't paid, and like as not, got no more work.
With the ridiculous cheapness of digital photography there is no excuse not to do at least one shoot a week. My belief is that, if you are at all serious about being a photographer (artist, commercial or photojournalist) you should be doing something, anything,