Looking to be more creative in your daily life? For anyone who has visited a favorite place over and over, it’s easy to succumb to habit and boredom. It’s even easier to default to photographing the iconic scenes-ones that no doubt offer striking beauty, but often lead to a repeatable, documentary photo “everyone” else has. However, departing from our habits and the popular to find and nurture our own personal creative expression isn’t so easy.
Schoodic Institute invites the public to join Photographer Colleen Miniuk-Sperry, August 17, 2017 as she shares insights from her exciting artistic transformation, and how you can rely less on your external surroundings to provide the creative “juice” and how to bring your own to every subject and location. Miniuk-Sperry shares from a photographic perspective, but the ‘how to’ concepts apply to any art form. Learn how to tap into your individuality, collect new ideas and knowledge, and grow over time to not only to develop distinctive visual expressions that represents you as a unique individual, but also how to ensure you will never step in the same river no matter how many times you visit it.
During outdoor photographer and writer Colleen Miniuk-Sperry’s four-week stay as a winter Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park in early 2013, she felt the same sense of awe she had experienced so many times before. Having logged over 120 days in the park in less than four years, she stood along Schoodic Peninsula’s rugged eastern shoreline, pocketing yet another pleasant – but uninspiring – sunrise image of the gorgeous Acadian coastline. In that moment, she knew something had changed. Her process had become routine, her photographs safe, and her photographic “voice” quiet.
Brown Bag lectures are free and open to the public and held in Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus.
The third quarter Brown Bag Lecture Series are sponsored by The Winter Harbor Agency; Brown, Holmes & Milliken Agency; Schoodic Insurance Services; Lynam Insurance Agency; and Lynam Real Estate.