Nov 19, 2018
Two quick announcements, that is I’m doing one more gear
giveaway for the remainder of November, 2018. All you have to do is
share the show on one of your social media channels, your blog, an
email to some friends, any way that you can share the show and let
folks know you enjoy it will be good. I then need a screen capture
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and you’ll be entered to win either the Exposure 13 or the
FirstLight 20 by ThinkTank Photo. Both are great bags, I love them
and I’m sure you will to. One entry per person please, and you must
reside in the US and be 18 or older to participate.
Also, I’m doing a listener meetup on April 14, 2019 in San
Francisco. I’ll fly in to town and get there by mid afternoon, so
I’ll be looking for a place to shoot sunset, and maybe we can grab
a bite to eat afterwards as well. Shoot me an email or find me on
Facebook and let me know you’re interested and I’ll keep you
informed as I make plans on where to shoot. I’ll be staying close
in, probably about a 2-hour limit from the airport. Shooting the
golden gate bridge would be rather fun, I’ve never done that
before, so we’ll see. I’m still making plans.
Alright, on with the show where I speak with Richard Bernabe
about the Creative Principle…
Topic 1: Interview with Richard Bernabe: Creative
Today my guest is Richard Bernabe. He’s a prolific photographer
and traveler focusing on nature, wildlife and travel photography.
Richard, welcome to the show….
The first thing I want to talk about is your article on the
Creative Principle. It’s a blog post found on your website and the
link is found in the show notes, or folks can just look up your
site and find the article titled “Essential Photography: The
Main Points of interest:
- Creativity is the process of making something new and useful.
And therefore, the photograph needs to be new and useful. Help us
understand what you mean by that.
- You also make a point about how following the “rules” of
photography is useful, but there’s nothing new in any of them. This
is an excellent concept. And you go on to encourage people to break
the rules. Let’s talk about that for a moment.
- I’m going to read a quote from the post, and let’s talk about
it a bit. “Knowing why the rules work will lead to something akin
to a higher state of compositional enlightenment: knowing when your
photo is successful when not using the rules, or better yet,
purposely breaking them. Once you get to that happy place, you will
be on the path to true creative synthesis.”
- Let’s talk about creative failures and the risks involved in
the pursuit of creativity and something new and useful.
- You mention how you’re not thinking about the “rules” of
photography when you’re out shooting. That you defer to what feels
I think I know what you’re saying here. When I was in Hong Kong
recently with a friend, I was shooting the clouds coming in on the
buildings in Victoria Harbor. We were at an overview at the peak
area and I was talking about the meaning of the cloud forms and
what they were doing to the buildings. Composition was not my
concern. I was looking to express what that meant to me and he was
just looking at me a bit oddly. Is that kind of what you mean
though when you say you’re not thinking about the rules?
- You end the post with another great quote, “Learn the rules,
adopt the Creative Principle, then follow your heart and intuition
to a life of creative expression. Enjoy the journey.”
It seems simple. And it probably is for some, but what “hang-ups”
can keep us from fully achieving this?
The second topic is your blog titled “Travel Photography: It’s
About the Destination”
Article Link: https://www.richardbernabe.com/travel-photography-destination/
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