It’s that time of year again, the National Geographic travel photographer of the year Contest 2017 is underway and the entries, as ever, are stunning.
In photography, along with every other creative line of work, it’s important to take some time out to enjoy and inspire yourself with work others are producing. Whether it’s relevant to work we’re looking to do for a client or just inspiration to book a holiday and explore somewhere new with my camera, I find the time looking through these sorts of images truly is invaluable as a photographer. Whether I’m picking up ideas of creative framing and lighting or taking a mental note of what equipment I’d need to recreate an image, I’m always learning and looking to develop my craft…take some time out of your day and enjoy the entries so far.
I like to start my working week by looking through Behance.net – any creative will be more than aware of this site and the community within it…. whether you’re starting out or established in your creative field, the feedback, advice and support offered up from amateurs right through to industry professionals can at times prove invaluable in giving you that extra boost to get you out there creating more work. We all appreciate a few likes on Instagram and a ‘that’s nice dear’ from our nans on Facebook but if you’re trying to get serious with your craft, Behance is the place to be.
Whether picking up some ideas of typography that would look great alongside photographs in client ads, a unique colour scheme that’s caught my eye in an illustration or even just a certain style of post processing seen in some creative portraits; with creative fields spanning from Advertising & Illustration to Web Design and so much in between, inspiration can and does come from everywhere. Why not look through some of our incredible projects and get inspired to create bigger and better.
Visit our Photographic Portfolio for more images and be sure to come back regularly as we are in the process of updating.
Ollie – Kioo Image