Restrict yourself

Restrict Yourself

It’s been said that Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs & Ham after betting that he couldn’t produce a story using less than 50 words. And, research has shown that when we have constraints, our brains go into overdrive to create solutions that are based on new thinking rather than playing off old ideas and thoughts.*

We recently went on vacation and I took quite a few photos. Since I only had my laptop with me, I could only manipulate the photos with a very scaled down version of Photoshop. The more I used it though, the more I discovered the possibilities and maximized them. I was forced to think of new ways to achieve the look I was after.

Try experimenting with self-imposed limitations from time to time. The new ideas and discoveries may surprise you.

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Here's a shot from our vacation last week at the sunny (mostly) beach of Murrells Inlet, SC.