Discuss Creativity and Passion – Join Our LifeInsights Group

FREE: Join Us Monday November 12th 7pm
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Let’s watch a couple of great TED Talks about Creativity and Passion and then discuss…

The talks are by Sir Ken Robinson who shares some excellent insights in how we are stifling creativity and can do so much more to affirm multiple types of “intelligence.”  He also speaks about how finding our unique passions can change our whole outlook on life. While our education system has strived to focus on conformance, our true creative selves may be found when we break out of that conformance.

  • TED Talk: Do Schools Kill Creativity? Sir Ken Robinson
  • TED Talk: Bring On the Learning Revolution Sir Ken Robinson

Think of this as MORE than just a discussion about how our current eduction system is teaching our kids today.  While that is the direct topic of these talks, it is worthwhile to consider how our education system has taught US to conform and stifle our OWN creativity.  As photographers, as artists, this especially is worth considering!

Here are a few quotes by Sir Ken Robinson:

  • “Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.”
  • “I believe this passionately: that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it.  Or rather, we get educated out of it.”
  • “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”
  • “What you’re doing now, or have done in the past, need not determine what you can do next and in the future.”
  • You create your life, and you can recreate it, too. In times of economic downturn and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to look deep inside yourself to fathom the sort of life you really want to lead and the talents and passions that can make that possible.”

We meet at 7pm Monday November 12th at my studio at 11740 Jollyville Rd. Suite 400, Austin, TX.

What is this LifeInsights group all about?

As some of you may have known, we recently decided to open up my photography studio as a place to connect with each other beyond “just photography” and get to know each other more and share in this experience we call “life.”

Community leaders (Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler, for example) have been saying we should do more to get to know our neighbors, to connect with one another in the community, and engage in dialogue and friendship.  So I decided to do my part, and with the help of  friends, we started a book discussion group at my studio in NW Austin.  After our first book discussion, we enjoyed it so much we started talking about doing another book study, as well as going out to dinner as a group to celebrate completion of our first book study.

We have since done more book studies and discussions and plan to continue, mostly on Monday evenings (but not every Monday Evening)!

If you think you’d like to join us, just send me an email (and I can add you to a new google group we set up to keep in touch with each other. .

Our little group is called “LifeInsights” since that is what we are doing, exploring and sharing about meaningful life insights.

By the way, what does this have to do with photography?  I mean, I am doing this at my photography studio, so what’s the connection? Well, my studio just seemed like a good place as any to do this since it has a classroom space. But yes there is a connection to photography. The images we create are influenced tremendously by how we see the world around us. In fact how we see the world around us influences our photography way more than the particular make and model of camera we own.  So why not spend some time exploring meaningful insights about life?  It might just affect your photography, and you will likely make some new friends along the way.  And if you are not a photographer, you are definitely welcome to join us also!

Interested?  Let’s talk.  🙂

Kevin's book "30 Practical Tips for Better Photographs" is available in print and on Kindle devices!

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