Visual Perception and Cultivating Creativity With Colleen Miniuk
This is a very special episode! Join Brenda Petrella, host of the Outdoor Photography Podcast as she sits down with Arizona-based landscape photographer, avid writer, and educator Colleen Miniuk to chat about how we see the world and how we capture it creatively.
This is a very special episode indeed.
Brenda Petrella, the creator of Outdoor Photography School, hosts the Outdoor Photography Podcast. There are loads of great interviews with talented nature and landscape photographers — and this one in particular struck me as extra magical.
As conservation photographers, we think carefully about how our images impact viewers. We hope they spark conversation, fresh understanding, and ultimately behavior change. But… all that real-world impact comes in large part after an image achieves visual impact.
Understanding the psychology behind image composition, using that knowledge thoughtfully in your work, and cultivating creativity within your photography are all key. And that's what this episode is all about.
Enjoy this interview from Brenda, as she sits down with Arizona-based landscape photographer, avid writer, and educator Colleen Miniuk to chat about how we see the world and how we capture it creatively.
- How she transitioned from a technical career to a more creative career
- The value of following your curiosity, letting go of expectations, playing, and being open to experimentation with photography
- Gestalt psychology of visual perception and how to use it to create more meaningful images
- The five inventories to take in the field to discover compositions
- How to cultivate a creative mindset and get into a state of flow with conceptual blending, pareidolia, and metaphorical associations
- Using verbal language to translate a scene into visual language to achieve your desired visual message
- Wallas Model of Creativity
- Some business advice to aspiring photographers
- Her photography advice column, “Dear Bubbles”
- And so much more!