Monday, September 08, 2008

pixie dust

Amanda, tim & kate
Another one from On Writing. If you want to write well, you have to do two things. Read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around it. The photographic parallel is blatent - not just taking a lot of photos - and trying to finding the muse along the way. But also, looking at a lot of photos, not just your own, but looking at books of photography, finding what feeds your eye. Working at it is the only way forward, towards being productive and creative. Nobody is going to sprinkle pixie dust on your camera and have great pictures magically appear.

4 comments:

darran said...

vegas?

Gordon said...

for the picture? No, it was Austin last Christmas

Anita Jesse said...

Darn, I had been looking all over for that pixie dust and now you tell me that it wouldn't work anyway.

It's great to get these reminders, isn't it that there are no shortcuts?

Mark said...

Read. Write. Take pictures. Look at pictures.

Hell...when am I supposed to have time for a cocktail?

;-)