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The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine by Chris Orwig

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Chapter Twenty-Nine. The Creative Craft

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When it comes to improving your craft, shortcuts rarely work. One of the most common—and misguided—photography shortcuts is to buy more expensive gear. But gear does little to improve the quality of one’s work. Another misleading tip is this: “To take better photographs, you need to stand in front of more interesting things.” Yet it’s not what you photograph, but how. Good images come from within. Buying a nice camera and visiting a beautiful place is easy; making meaningful photographs is hard.

After teaching at a photography school for 12 years, I could easily spot the students who would succeed. Those ...

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