As creatives, sometimes we need an extra spark of inspiration to help bring new life to a project. Trolling the web for helpful articles and pinning beautiful photos can help, but sometimes an inspirational speech is just the kick-start you need!
Get a fresh perspective, learn something new — and break out of that dreaded funk that has a way of settling in sometimes. Below is a list of 5 inspirational Ted Talks to help energize your brain and spark your creativity.
Julie Burstein: 4 Lessons in Creativity
Radio host Julie Burstein talks with creative people for a living — and shares four lessons about how to create in the face of challenge, self-doubt and loss. Hear insights from filmmaker Mira Nair, writer Richard Ford, sculptor Richard Serra and photographer Joel Meyerowitz.
Frans Lanting: The Story of Life in Photographs
In this stunning slideshow, celebrated nature photographer Frans Lanting presents The LIFE Project, a poetic collection of photographs that tell the story of our planet, from its eruptive beginnings to its present diversity.
Erik Johansson: Impossible photography
Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes — capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible.
David Griffin: How Photography Connects Us
The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.
Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude
Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.