Same Shots, Different Angles

by Tiffany Grosvenor and Zoe Thornton, Cascadia Students

People can’t experience creativity if they don’t connect themselves to their surroundings. People can call themselves artistic or say they completely lack in that realm: “All I can draw is stick figures.” You don’t need to be artistic to be creative. Creativity is what you make of it and how you connect yourself to your surroundings.

Sometimes all you need to do is look at the world through a different lens to find creativity in your everyday life.

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If we don’t stop and take a look at the simple things, then all we’ll have in our lives is definition, wordiness, and our lives will be lacking in simple art.

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How can you be more creative? Well, one way can be to take pictures. Random pictures of your everyday life. You see a cool street sign? Take a picture. You see a pretty leaf? Take a picture. The picture can be as random as a person walking down the street or a leaf on a sidewalk. Anything can be art and can be made artistic. You can arrange things to make them look more photogenic and or just leave them in their natural state.

Take pictures and then go back to take a look at all them. That is your life in pictures—things that you have seen, captured in the moment to be remembered forever. Then you can do whatever you like with your pictures. You can choose to edit them to make them look like a completely different picture. You can show your everyday life to the world and all your friends by posting those pictures on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, or Tumblr. By posting your pictures you are putting a little bit of yourself out there for the world to see.

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