I know – totally bizarre, right? When I first read the challenge I was all “Um….okay….can’t wait to see how people approach this one”. But then the sum total of my creativity could fit in a thimble so I should have known I would be amazed yet again by the creativity I’m surrounded with every day at Clickinmoms.
The exercise challenged members to find a way to make the ordinary extraordinary. Shoot a fork, knife,or spoon (or any combination thereof). The utensil(s) need not be your primary subject but should figure prominently in your artistic vision. Think about abstract art, work on your macro work, create a commentary about domestic life, take a utensil out of its normal environment and do something quirky … the sky’s the limit! Just get creative!
And so they did….here’s a few:
What’s the best way to improve your photography? Shoot thoughtfully and frequently! Try new things and embrace creative and technical challenges. Every month, Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to join in a new Creativity Exercise on the Clickin Moms photography forum. At the conclusion of the exercise, we select Editors’ Choice images from among the exercise submissions and share them here with you on the blog. Congratulations to the ladies whose photographs included in the exercise above were selected as this month’s Editors’ Choices, and thank you to everyone who participated in the exercise!
Sarah Wilkerson, New York
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Duke graduate and former attorney Sarah Wilkerson joined Clickin Moms as a member photographer in 2008 and quickly became a leader in the community. Together with Kendra, Sarah has led the evolution of the company’s mission, program development, and position within the greater photography community. She currently resides in New York with her Army JAG husband, three sons, one daughter, and two dogs. Sarah shoots with a Nikon D4, enjoys tilt-shift and atmospheric black and white work, and instructs CMU’s upper level composition courses: Elements of Design and Composition and Creativity.