I found this graphic that I created some time ago, when I was in the early stages of creating this website. At that time I was experimenting with different directions that I wanted to take My Creative Workout. I really love the retro look of this logo treatment and seeing it again has motivated me to embark on a journey to changing the graphic identity of this website. Back when I started, I decided to build My Creative Workout as a self-hosted WordPress site. I went with the Genesis Framework from StudioPress and chose the Modern Studio Pro Theme with very few changes to the out-of-the-box design. Now, I’ve decided that it’s time to move beyond the stock look and feel of the Modern Studio Pro theme and dig much deeper into WordPress and CSS. Over the coming weeks and months I’ll be making changes to the design of this site. Some changes will be subtle, while others will be much more apparent. My hope is that the end result will be something that really represents what I’ve always had in mind for My Creative Workout.
I recently took my daughter Chloe into Boston for a photo walk around Newbury Street and Copley Square. We had been talking about going into Boston at different times over the past couple of weeks. The end of summer was fast approaching and we wanted to make this trip before she had to go back to school.
We had a great day that started with a trip to the Apple Store, followed by lunch at Sonsie, then a walk to the John Hancock Tower. We spent the most time walking around this building in an effort to try and capture pictures from every angle with our iPhones. The John Hancock tower is the tallest building in Boston. The glass exterior produces incredible reflections of the sky, clouds, and surrounding buildings. [Read more…]
As an exercise to help get my creative muscles moving again, I started using my iPhone 6s as my one-and-only camera. I needed to do something to get out of my own way and this seemed like a good way to both simplify things while at the same time impose some creative constraints on myself.
The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s self. – Igor Stravinsky
It’s been almost three months since I began this little experiment and I’m enjoying it so much that I continue to put off replacing my broken DSLR. Not only do I find myself more often looking for opportunities to capture interesting images wherever I happen to be, I now make much more of an effort to go out of my way during my daily commute to find cool scenes and subjects to capture. [Read more…]