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Ariel's Musings

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Rediscovery - The Power of Play.


Thinking about the times that brought us fun or fulfillment is a great way to understand what might bring us more fun and fulfillment in the present or future. And in our world of running around with our busy schedules, the first thing we stop doing is playing.


What I'd love for us to take a look at this week is rediscovering as many things as you can think of from your past that made you feel good, whether it brought you fun, peace, satisfaction, excitement, or excitement perhaps even pure joy. Think about how you play. When was the last time you "played?" How can play help your photography?

Graceful Lead - Dance with me!

Play is a powerful tool for creativity and self-expression and can be especially beneficial for photography. By allowing yourself to play and experiment with your camera and your surroundings, you can unlock new levels of creativity and produce truly unique and engaging photos.


Here are a few ways that the power of play can enhance your photography:

  1. Play allows you to explore new perspectives: When you approach photography with a playful mindset, you're more likely to try out new angles, lighting, and other creative techniques. This can lead to more interesting and dynamic photos and help you develop a unique visual style.

  2. Play encourages experimentation: When you're playing with your camera, you're free to experiment with different settings, techniques, and subjects. This can help you learn more about your camera and its capabilities and can also help you develop new skills and techniques.

  3. Play can inspire creativity: By approaching photography as a form of play, you can tap into your inner childlike creativity and let your imagination run wild. This can help you come up with new and innovative ideas for your photos and can also help you break out of creative ruts and find new inspiration.

  4. Play can help you have fun: Let's face it, photography can sometimes feel like a chore, especially if you're shooting for work or for a specific project. But by approaching it with a playful mindset, you can rediscover the joy and fun of taking photos, which can help you feel more motivated and energized.

So next time you pick up your camera, try approaching it as a form of play. See what happens when you experiment with new techniques or angles or when you let your imagination run wild. You might just be surprised by the results!


So let the Play Begin!


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Project - My thoughts and Ramblings

A 52-week Introspective Writing Project - March 2023

Week 12: Rediscovery

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