The creative process

Another post on creativity. The subject of 10k hours has been written about many times but this is my take on it. 

This all stemmed from reading The Beatles biography by Hunter Davies. What I did learn in the book is how through sheer hard work and determination they became experts in their field.

They may have appeared all of sudden on the music scene but they had been slogging their guts out for years before hand.

Often spending 12 hours a day playing in clubs and bars. It is said it takes 10k hours of work to become and expert in your field, which amounts to many years work. Now the Beatles did this with their long sessions in the bars & clubs.

By the time they became famous they where superb and very skilled. Which is one of the reasons they where massively successful.

As their careers progressed this huge success then gave them chance to really experiment and try new things, many which had not been done before. Layering different sounds, revisiting old ideas, joining up disparate ideas from their pasts into masterpieces.

Now what has all this to do with photography. Well the same things applies, graft, sheer graft, it is the only way to really make a success of any business creative or otherwise.

However you still need ideas and a creative process.I have ideas from when I first started out in photography that I have yet to try out.

They may work, they may need someone else's input, I just don't know. One day they may see the light of day.

What I am saying is you never know when that first germ of an idea may come to fruition, so make a mental (or physical) note but in the meantime keep at it and graft 10,000 hours is a long time!