One really great way to express your creativity is with
photography. It can open your eyes to a whole new way of seeing the world. You don’t need the fine motor control required for drawing or painting,
though cultivating an eye toward composition would be good. And you probably already take lots of pics of
children and grandchildren, or your beloved pets. You already have a jumpstart
on a fulfilling way capture visual insights.
Don’t know how to get started? To take it from representing things
literally to creating your own vision? Visit the Books link to the left of this page for a range of books to get you going. But you can
also start by just starting. And you really don’t need fancy equipment. If you
have a smartphone, it probably takes pretty good pictures. Go out. Look at the
things you take for granted in a new way. Look at the trees, the buildings, the
cars, everything from new angles, at different times of day, from close up to
see textures you normally don’t notice, etc. etc. etc. Click, click,
click. The more you take, the more new
insights you discover about a world that was already there but you overlooked.
When you’re ready to move on to richer images, then you can
think about one of the dozens of wonderful digital cameras from the most basic
point and shoot variety to elaborate digital SLRs.
But most of all, have fun. This is for you, not for anyone