I don't think I'm very creative in any sense, but can certainly appreciate a good, creative photograph when I see one. But up to what point can one learn to be a creative photographer and how much is creativity something that one is born with? This is something I've been wondering about.
Anybody can learn the technical skills. Anybody can learn rules of composition, different artistic styles, different rules set by this or that -ism. But after all the learning like this, is the photographer really producing something by him/herself or just repeating somebody else's view and style?
To find an own style? To see and take advantage of the moments, angles and situations to produce something truly original? Where does that creativity come from?
I know people say that 90% of almost anything is perspiration and only 10% inspiration. And that mastering something takes 10 000 hrs of practice. But while I have no high goals for my photography, I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't be much more of a visionary even after 10 000 hrs.
What do you think?