There’s no denying that society as whole has become completely dependent on mobile technology, and many argue that this dependency is likely hampering your creative side. According to a recent U.K. study, our brains are much more productive when we first do something boring, and then take on a creative task. However, the immediate gratification that mobile technology provides may be preventing you from giving your brain the downtime it needs to start thinking out of the box.
If you, like many others, are limiting your digital interactions in hopes of achieving a state of uber-bordeom that will ultimately stimulate your creativity, don’t count your smartphone out entirely. Here is a list of ways you can use your digital device to unleash your creativity and your inner artist.
Living in a world of selfie-sticks, you may think snapping some pics with your phone is so blasé that it’s impossible to create stellar photography. However, most phones today are equipped with some pretty incredible cameras that can make your blurry, filtered shots into something pretty spectacular if you know how to do it. By following some basic photography rules on framing in thirds and giving more consideration to your lighting and background selections, your photos will drastically improve. And if you’re looking to get serious, there are lenses specially made to attach to your smartphone for super sharp images, and additional settings that will allow you to explore the world of HDR.
Mobile Cinema Masterpiece
Your smartphone is good for a lot more than filming quick snippets. By applying a few of the lessons you learned about phone photography, you can be well on your way to creating great video. In the hands of a truly creative person, a smartphone can be used to make anything from youtube rants to entire feature films.
Compose Music on the Go
Move over Mozart … there are a ton of music creation apps available that will help you make amazing music, no matter what style you’re into. Compose on the fly, whether you’re a beginner or a virtuoso, by using virtual instruments that are right at your fingertips. For the more serious creator, Fruity Loops offers a great mobile sequencer app that allows you to lay down drum tracks and much more.
Download one of the many painting apps for iPhone or Android and start creating a beautiful work of art anywhere. You can simulate water color, oil, acrylic, and more with life-like strokes and beautifully vivid colors. With one of these apps, you can create a masterful work of art anytime inspiration strikes.
With so many outlets, your phone can truly become a vehicle for creativity instead of hindering your ability to find inspiration. How do you use your smartphone to unleash your creative side? Leave your ideas in the comments below!