Powerful Ways Images Inspire
If you have a desire to do something that fills your heart with joy, go and create what you desire!
By Brianna Kiley
Our world inspires powerful images and evokes emotions; from sadness to happiness and everything in between. Thanks to photographers, professional or amateur, we open ourselves to a new world everyday. But what about images inspires emotions? While looking at images, don’t just look, see and talk about what the profound effect it has on your life – do something with the inspiration.
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” ~Ansel Adams
The purpose of a photograph or a drawing (painting) is to stir emotion in the person looking at the image. You want to change how the person is thinking and feeling. To have the person view the world in a different way – the way you interpret the world (or landscape).
Here are 3 powerful ways images inspire emotions.
Evoke Emotions in Your Images
- Look at your image and figure out the ‘reason’ or purpose. What is it you want someone else to think or feel. Think about famous photographers or painters – what were they trying to convey to their viewers? Think ‘The Kiss’ by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt.
- Use your own experiences when conveying emotions. If you could create an image, drawing or piece of art that showcased an experience you had that lead to happiness, despair or joy. Being able to replicate your experiences based on a certain emotion, how would it look?
- Make sure you enjoy it. Sounds funny, but it is so true. The key to powerful emotions is to make images that you find interesting also. You want to submerge yourself in what you enjoy creating, and not sabotage your efforts by being perfect. Just have fun doing what you find enjoyable (and like looking at too)!
“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” ~Don McCullin
How to Choose the Right Tools for Powerful Emotions
Whether you’re a photographer, a painter, a drawer, a cartoonist or a sculptor, with the right tools, you’ll feel more confident in creating your powerful ‘image’ to evoke emotions.
Here’s two places I found to be good resources for gathering the tools and information required as a photographer or a person who draws. I am not an affiliate or have any affiliation with any of the sites (I’m a teenager, I don’t do any of that).
What's Your Style?
When it comes to style and how you choose to inspire others through your creativity – images and drawing (even writing) – that’s all on you! After all, you were given gifts and abilities that are 100% uniquely you. When you share your images, you also share yourself. You don’t have to do what others are doing, make it your own style.
I generally take photographs of happy things, or unique ways light hit a certain landscape – actually, I’m obsessed with clouds. Did you see my blog pages all start with a type of a cloud? Seriously obsessed with clouds.
Clouds make powerful inspire images that allow me to be more creative, because think about it, clouds are constantly changing.
I’d love to know ways your images inspire emotions! Please let me know! I shouldn’t have to say it, but if you do choose to leave a comment, please be kind or move along. I’ve a teenager, and words hurt. Thanks!
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