Episode 27: Creative Living and Expressive Photography With Alister Benn

Today's Guest: Alister Benn

We Discuss:

  • His journey into being a full-time landscape photographer
  • What expressive photography means to him
  • The idea of possessing creativity through creative living
  • The role of emotions in personal expression and creativity
  • The relationship between innate creativity and the subconscious mind
  • His five figures of engagement: luminosity, contrast, color, geometry, and atmosphere and how they allow us to compose more creatively
  • How openness, acceptance, and non-judgment cultivate creativity
  • Finding your creative voice through failures, experiments, practice, and play
  • How color can blind us somewhat to the strength or weakness of a composition
  • And so much more!

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Mike

    I love this interview. I love his comment about being the best “you” can be and not be in competition or compare yourself with other photographers. I have anxiety about taking pictures because of fear of criticism and judgment.

    1. Brenda Petrella

      Thank you for sharing, Mike! You are not alone. It is so hard to exist in this world without comparing ourselves to others, but it is so important to remember that what we really need to strive for is not being the best, but being the best version of ourselves.

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