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Creating With Vision


My vision and heartfelt wishes for mlcfineartphotography.com is to create an atmosphere of self  exploration and creativity. 

Through the sharing of my artistic creations, visions and writings, I hope to inspire others to look within. Tapping into their private world where they may connect and explore their own inner landscape,  ie; innermost, thoughts, desires, passions. Hopefully creating a spark that ignites a flow of creative artistic expression. 

Whether it is through, photography, writing poetry, drawing, mixed media etc. 

Embrace, Explore, Create, Express
and last but not least Enjoy the Process!

I want this to be....

" A 'Magically Inviting', safe space,  that will inspire you to explore your innermost thoughts and deepest passions. 
A place that is sure to ignite a spark and tap into a world of creativity. " Lou Chmura


Although, I am not a rule follower by any means and am more spontaneous by nature. When it comes to creating a vision and giving voice to my artistic creations, I have learned that when I am mindfully aware and in the present moment; my senses and feelings are engaged, bringing life and energy through me and into my creative process.

Being mindfully aware of whatever draws me in; whether I am chasing the light, capturing a feeling or experiencing an emotional reaction; I call this the spark, the spark that ignites a force within; a source of energy and inspiration that starts the flow of the creation process.

It could be as simple as a gentle breeze at my back, a glimpse of color out of the corner of my eye; a raindrop, a teardrop, a flower opening to the morning sun or a bird singing nearby.

Whatever it is that captures my full attention, is then drawn into the creative process allowing me to create my vision with all my senses flowing.
In other words, the more you are aware and attune to your senses; the greater the chance, your artistic expression will flow more naturally into your work.

If feelings arise I allow myself to feel and explore them. Feeling my feelings during the creative process brings emotion through me and gives voice to my vision.

Aside from creating Vision with voice, it is equally important to take the time and scope out the area, looking for the best vantage point to direct your lens etc.

If you are near water you will want to look for the best angle to capture reflections. Although, these are just a few tips on creating with vision, there is much to be said about the entire process.

EXAMPLE: I decided to use an example of creating vision and giving voice, using one of my artistic creations below. "The Magical Bond" fine art photography by Mary Lou Chmura can be viewed in my digital art collection.

Art Prints

Awhile back, I had the opportunity to witness and photograph a mother giraffe bonding with her newborn calf. Through my viewfinder I watched as she deeply and passionately explored every inch of her new born calf's body.

As I watched in awe, my body took on an intricate dance, all of it's own. An array of emotions and magical feelings, had re-surfaced and ignited from a chamber deep within my heart.

My vision behind this digital fine art composition, entitled, The Magical Bond was to not only bring to light the heartwarming love and affectionate gestures between the mother giraffe and her newborn. It was to artistically sculpt a scene that would reflect love, time, and beauty coming together in the stillness of the moment embodied with the alluring, magical, spark of vitality, that two souls share when they bond together.


Like the vision above, I have written many summaries of  my visions behind many of my  fine art compositions.  You may find these visions in the description section of my artwork.

Being mindfully aware and fully open during the creative process allows me to give creative license to the collective parts of my experience in creating my vision.

Many times, I write about the compelling forces that stopped me dead in my tracks; the magical invitations that crossed my path and captured my full attention.  I may write about the sparks that were ignited, unleashing emotions that were brought to the surface.  I may write about the source of inspiration.

My hope is that you will be inspired, learn to appreciate the art of vision and gain a better understanding of the mindful nature, self exploration and creative license behind the making of each fine art composition.

One of my favorite quotes from Ansel Adams is.....

"You don't take a photograph, you make it.  When words become unclear,
I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs".  Ansel Adams

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