Do we control our creativity or is it a mythical wormhole that opens up at random and feeds our mind with thoughts and ideas for us to work on?
As a professional creative, can we really afford to rely on the random sequence of events that we have built as a base for our creativity? Is it possible to force our minds into this space so we can draw on it at any time and if so how can we do this?
One question I would be inclined to ask is how often are we being creative, are we letting ourselves create bad or ok work along with the great work? Our pride and ego can often get in the way and the fear of creating something that is not our best can stop us creating anything at all! It’s a fact, every photograph we take, passage that we write, or picture that we paint, is not going to be groundbreaking. Like anything, creativity requires dedication, practice and hard work every day. As soon as we get out of the mindset that creativity comes only from a romantic vision and the Goldilocks headspace the sooner we will create groundbreaking work more often!
The beauty of photographing the ocean is as relaxing as walking beside it. When we step into our landscape photographer role we should always look closer and see the ocean as its own entity, focussing on the small details that she gives us. The feelings of calm, rage and exhilaration. She is a sexual wonderment, surging, pulsing and flowing around us.
Last night I spent time at sunset, looking closer, making pictures and getting wet. The light was coming in perfectly with warm air surrounding the beach. The perfect atmosphere for making pictures. I screwed on my 24mm tilt shift lens, using a large aperture and shifting the lens to extremes to make the shallow depth I wanted. My aim to focus only on a small part of the ocean, her details and accents, forcing the viewers to look where I want them. The performance was amazing, with the oceans twists, turns and pulsating rhythms in betweens the calm smooth spells.
Last night was a great night to make pictures and has inspired me for a longer series. These pictures are available for sale as framed fine art prints.
A3 Framed – $270
20×30 Framed – $700
Get in touch to order yours to create a calming vibe in your quiet space at home.
“People don’t buy products anymore, they buy a lifestyle!”
If you really want to reach out and connect with your clients, you need to bring them closer let them feel why you do what you do and see your vision.
Taken from 2012 editorial shoot for Eternal Image Studios, hair studio, Henley Beach.
In todays consumer market, your clients need more than a safe shot to commit. Bring people closer to your brand, show them more of the story thats sits behind and help them to see your vision and connect to you. I aim to not only sell your product, but to sell your story behind it. To book a full personal & business branding session, get in touch so we can start to create your vision!
Soon time for the Summer location Mini shoots. Each week a different and beautiful South Australian location. From the Adelaide Botanic park, Port Noarlunga Jetty to Port Willunga beach and Second Valley! Perfect for those natural photojournalistic portraits we love.
These shoots are available for everyone, Families, Kids, Actors/models/performers through to professionals in business!
$100 per session which includes your 30 minutes shoot on location + 1 A4 fine art rag print of your favourite image accompanied by the high res digital image.
First session Saturday 31st December @ Port Noarlunga Jetty
I’d also love some feedback from you guys
Which South Australian beauty spots would you like to see added to the mini shoot tour? Go to my facebook page and just add a location you’d like to shoot in the comments here…
Just a quick blog post on a cold wet day while sitting in the studio wrapped up in a warm duffle coat! Adelaide winter is on us, but warm news came in the form of an email from Gallery M saying that I had been selected from 160 entries as a finalist for the 2016 Art Prize. Pretty stoked!
Come down south to Gallery M for the launch on Friday 5th August and see my piece on the walls along side the other finalists. From 5pm-8pm. Will be awesome to see you there. The exhibition will be on display from 5th August through to 28th August at Gallery M
Congratulations to the other finalists, I can’t wait to meet you all (some of you I already know)
Gallery M is one of Adelaide’s most innovative visual arts spaces. The gallery is operated by the Red House Group, an artist managed non-profit organisation that acts as a focus for art and cultural activities for all individuals and groups in the City of Marion council area and its surrounding region.
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A carefully chosen personal profile image is a key part of publicly representing yourself, your brand and your business. As humans we are visual, the first thing someone will see is your image, it’s your chance to make a great first impression. You owe it to yourself and your career or business, you work hard on everything else right? Like all first impressions, your headshot should instantly give a feel for who you are and what you represent, its a little bit like a handshake. It needs to look and feel like you, genuine, and more relaxed headshots are the way forward.
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Lee Knowles Photographer is a small professional portrait and commercial photography business based in Adelaide CBD. I aim to provide quality images with a personal approach. I can’t wait to meet you and make those standout images for you!
So over the last few weeks, after some time away from weddings due to other commitments, Ive made the difinitive decision to get back into shooting wedding photography…and Im so excited about it! I love the challenge and creativity that comes with this very personal style of photojournalism, as a photographer it really gets the mind moving and working into different directions. I love taking an organic approach to catch natural moments as they happen with all the real feelings that flow.
I’d love to chat with all of you about the small details of how I can help save your special day and turn it into pictures, I feel getting to know you is the only way to work.
Im going to be offering one service only, one thats dedicated to you. We’ll start with a personal meet up where we can make some lasting pre wedding pictures before the big day. These will look lovely added to you story. For your special day, I’ll be with you all day for all of those key moments from getting ready and the build up, the amazing moments you exchange through to when the sun sets in the sky.
After the day, I’ll offer you a stress free process finished with the whole story of beautiful pictures printed and presented on highest quality archival fine art prints.
I can’t wait to meet you.
If you’d like to plan your wedding photography and you’re keen for organic, natural pictures, give me a call
Take a look through some of the last weddings that I photographed previously..