Learning to See in Black and White

Seeing Past the Colour and Visualizing Tonal Values. Learning to see tones instead of colour is something every photographer has to do in order to become good at black and white photography. For experienced photographers, looking at a scene in colour, or as a series of tones becomes as easy as pressing the shutter release on your camera. It can be difficult to see past the colour, while learning to see tones. Your whole life, as seen though your own eyes has been in glorious colour. It takes a lot of practice and…Read more …

Dealing with Creative Block

Understanding Creative Blocks and How to Overcome Them. You have heard of writer's block, when a writer struggles with getting his or her ideas down on paper. Every type of creative person goes though different cycles of creativity including times of great frustration where their creative juices do not flow at all or just barely trickles out. For visual creatives the term is more generic than it is for writers, it is called "creative block". The first time you experience a creative block can be quite unnerving. For most creative people, being creative…Read more …