Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works from Elan.Works, a designer and editor at GenderAvenger, and a speaker who has spoken across North America. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

Me at Manfrotto: Embrace Creative Constraints



"Embrace Creative Constraints" is my second in a series of iPhone photography articles at Manfrotto Imagine More over the month of September. This piece is about my practice of imposing constraint to push for creative growth:

Embrace Creative Constraints


It didn’t take long, though, for me to realize that a smartphone’s camera can be much more than just a snap-and-shoot. There is often heavy criticism waged against the quality limitations of phone cameras and the terrible editing that some people commit with the apps, but this is a narrow view carried largely by film photography purists who don’t understand that phone cameras and apps are really just another set of tools for image creation. There is no right or wrong way to create beautiful photography and photography-based images, so if you find yourself armed with an iPhone over a Sunday brunch and an afternoon walk, why not make the most of it?
I'm curious to know if you make a practice of creative constraint and how it affects your work. Talk to me!

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