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Self-Assignments

Constant creativity drives artistic innovation, and sharpens one’s skills. Treat every picture as an assignment. Figure out a way to make it work, no matter how bleak the subject matter or conditions are. Ian Plant explains

Although this may seem counter-intuitive, my best work often occurs when I am shooting on assignment. Although working within the constraints of a client’s particular needs can limit artistic freedom, the pressure to come up with something good – no matter how poor local conditions might be – forces me to push the boundaries of creativity. When you have to pull a rabbit out of your hat on demand, you really have to …

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 45 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Ian Plant is a full time professional nature photographer, writer, and adventurer. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, books and calendars, and he is a frequent contributor to Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazines, among others.

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