Viewing the scene with a different perspective and then Meet the Artist – Brendon Burchard

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy

My tendency when setting up for a shot is to bracket…..alot. You most likely know that if you are a follower of my work here. I have often said that the capture is simply just gathering the foundation that I fully intend to process later before sharing the creation. Capture, process, and refinement….my usual journey thru the HDR or High Dynamic Range and tone mapping work…..its where I have found comfort.

Sometimes you have to break away from the comfort zone however….

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My personal challenge during the workshop was to escape and do just that. To see how I might be able to capture the light with one click with a fresh eye and a somewhat unfamiliar approach. Out of that zone…..

I know I blogged about it here, here, and also here, but I have a couple more I have yet to share from that experiment. I am doing that in the hopes that it might help you in your artistic journey.

When showing our “best of” collection for the rest of the class at the end of the workshop, (one I HIGHLY recommend here), I decided to first show an HDR creation (yes, I couldn’t help myself) from each days location, followed up with a diptic or triptic (are those even words at all!?) of single exposures.

The image above and below is an example of just that. Self challenging assignments…I highly recommend it. I’ll share a few more ideas soon in another post 🙂

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Challenging yourself….

I thought of Brendan immediately as I started typing this post. I was lucky to attend a workshop and conference a little while ago to see him up close as he shared his “art”. Yes, like I have said before, “art” comes in many forms.

In the truest sense of definition, I see the artist as one who creates value for the world.

As a student who has been in a transitional period myself, I find great inspiration in the works of people like Brendon. His book The Charge is one I HIGHLY recommend you check out right now if you are in this period of personal adjustment and refinement in you life (and who isn’t really!) Check it out right here!

Again, an amazing artist…..his brush is his voice and the canvas is the mind of the student. Here are a couple of recent uploads of his work as well as a few other places and platforms to follow him.

Worth a few bookmarks I think 🙂

Or watch the video here!

Or you can watch the video here!



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