exercise your creativity


As photographers, it’s easy to get stuck in a pattern and take many of the same photographs over and over without realizing it. Do you ever feel like you need a challenge, need to try something new but you’re not sure what? Well, we have something to help you out!

Every other Monday, inside the ClickinMoms photography forum, there is a new creativity exercise posted. At one point we may explore photographing motion while another time we may experiment with taking portraits that exclude the head. These exercises are a great way of helping you think “outside the box” and to start looking at your photography in a new light, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced photographer. Want to know the best part? The exercises never end. That’s right, you can go back to the exercises at the beginning of the year and participate. We had some amazing pictures shared in our previous exercise which challenged CMers to get up high and shoot. Here are just a few of those photographs:

Carey, “moriazuriel”:

Carol, “carolswait”:

Jess, “clarabean”:

Jessica, “jessica_lynn”:

Melissa, “four orchards”:

Melissa, “mgibson”:

Anyone up for a new exercise? Jump in here to participate as we utilize alternative light sources.

Have an idea for a creativity exercise? Leave a comment below with your suggestions.

free creative photography exercises by Sarah Wilkerson for Clickin Moms


  • Melissa says:

    Love all of the beautiful eyes in this assignment! Thank you for sharing my potty training gal, too. :)

  • Mindy says:

    Fun! I always love the creativity exercises and hope I can find time to participate again soon! Love that last shot especially – it's such a favorite song and saying in our house!

  • Sandy Young says:

    That last image made me smile! Our daughter used to sing that at the top of her lungs (and very off-key!) when she was 4 years old!!! We just celebrated her 32nd birthday yesterday! :-)

    all of these images are beautiful!

  • Kassie says:

    These pictures are really great!

    I definitely feel like I take the same shots over and over again, so this is great!

  • Spot on with this write-up, I honestly believe that this web site needs a lot more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the information!

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