OPP #019: Visual Perception and Cultivating Creativity With Colleen Miniuk

Today's Guest: Colleen Miniuk

© Colleen Miniuk

We Discuss:

  • How she transitioned from a technical career to a more creative career
  • The value of following your curiosity, letting go of expectations, playing, and being open to experimentation with photography
  • Gestalt psychology of visual perception and how to use it to create more meaningful images
  • The five inventories to take in the field to discover compositions
  • How to cultivate a creative mindset and getting into a state of flow with conceptual blending, pareidolia, and metaphorical associations
  • Using verbal language to translate a scene into visual language to achieve your desired visual message
  • Wallace Model of Creativity
  • Some business advice to aspiring photographers
  • Her photography advice column, “Dear Bubbles
  • And so much more!

Resources and Links:

Note: Some of the resources below may be affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.

Colleen’s Photography Advice Column Dear Bubbles

Sheography™ Workshops

Purchase Colleen’s books at Analemma PressGet 10% off her new book Photographing Acadia National Park, 2nd Edition with coupon code OPS2021 at checkout.

Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon

Art and Visual Perception, Rudolph Arnheim

Perception and Imaging, John Suler and Richard Zakia

Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow Model

Wallas Model of Creativity

Learn more about our Compose With Clarity Live Virtual Workshop and get 15% off registration at composewithclarity.com

Submit images to the Natural Landscape Photography Awards and use code OPS15 for 15% off your submission: naturallandscapeawards.com

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