National Geo Photographer Inspires Everyday Creativity

by Cathy on June 1, 2010 · 0 comments

in Ideas,People

After a three-day weekend, do you need a little help jump starting your creativity? Dewitt Jones, a National Geographic

National Geographic Photographer Dewitt Jones

photographer and filmmaker, has some great ideas to get you started. I watched his video, Everyday Creativity, years ago and was so inspired that I jotted down his key ideas in my journal. He combines his breathtaking photos with some profound ideas. Here are a few:

  1. Creativity is the ability to look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary.
  2. Every act can be a creative one.
  3. Creativity is a matter of perspective.
  4. There is always more than one right answer.
  5. Reframe problems into opportunities.
  6. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
  7. Break the pattern.
  8. Work on your technique and skills.
  9. You really have to care about the people who will be connected to your project.

And a great closing thought: “We are all faced with challenges. How we view these challenges and devise their solutions can mean the difference between just getting by and being successful.”

For further inspiration, go to his website and watching his video as he shares how he was inspired to go the extra mile in shooting photos for a Dewar’s Scotch ad. Amazing!


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