Art museums.

Web sites with artists I admire.

Art image books.

Reading inspirational books.

Well lit movies.

Looking for shadows.

“Bob, What the heck are you talking about?”

I’m getting started with today’s Photo/art quote and the point is… Oh wait where’s the quote??

eckkert tolle art quote“All true artists, whether they know it or not, Create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.” Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle is an author, The Power of Now and A New Earth with subjects on spirituality, inner thinking and power. In 2011, he was listed by Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world.

The point is I agree with Eckhart. But, I believe this only happens after lots of information is gathered and stored in the memory banks. Study images as much as possible. Study shadows and how the edge of the transition works ie how fast it falls off or ends. Think of it like this. Garbage in = Garbage out. Great visual information in leads to Great images out. Eventually.

Fill your head with great imagery whether it be from the Masters and Impressionists, movie makers, fellow photographers images, magazines, advertisements, etc… and that will begin to inform your image making.

What do you do to find inspiration? Share it here if you get a chance…

Yours in Photography,      Bob