#beinspiredby: Inspirational Quotes

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During the last few weeks we have had very specific themes for our #beinspiredby Fridays.

We have gone from focal lengths and old images all the way to back light and animals in space so this week I thought we’d try something different.

But wait, before we get there.

What has been fantastic during the last few weeks is the sharing of info that has accompanied the amazing images you guys have been posting.  That’s really what this whole #beinspiredby thing is about.  To inspire people to visit new destinations.  To inspire new ideas or techniques you might not have tried, or have been too unsure to try, in the past.  To inspire other photographers through our images and words.  Bottom line, to inspire.

So with that being said, this week we’re gonna try this.


Inspirational quotes.

Yes, I know they can get pretty cheesy and some people overdo it but let’s do this.  Let’s, for at least this week’s #beinspiredby posts share both images and inspirational quotes.

Quotes have a way of sometimes saying what we feel and your mission this week, should you choose to accept it, is to share some your personal favourite wildlife and nature images in combination with some of your favourite inspirational quotes.

You can go for a humorous approach, keep it lighthearted, serious or as inspirational as you want.

You can go for music lyrics, poems or even movie quotes but the goal it so try, on some level at least, match your inspiration words with your images.

You can get creative and add your inspirational quotes onto your images if you like or simply add them to the description when you load the images to our Facebook page.

#beinspiredby: Inspirational Quotes

Here are two examples.

You can either add the text onto the image.

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Or simply add the text below the image when you

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“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
~ Carl Sagan

So there it is.

Time to get inspirational.

Here’s how it works if you want to share your images with us this week.

  • Look through your images and select some of your favourite images.  Images that inspire you!
  • Process or reprocess them like you normally would using your favourite post-processing software.
  • Go to the Wild Eye Facebook page
  • Post your image there using with this heading: #beinspiredby:  Inspirational Quotes
  • In the description share your inspirational quote and any other information you would like to include.
  • Check the Facebook page throughout the weekend to see some of the other images and quotes that people are uploading.
  • Next Monday I will then choose 5 of my favourite images and share them on the blog.
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Inspirational images and inspirational quotes.

Let’s put them together and see what we can come up with.

If you can match the quote to your image in some way that”s great but if you just want to share one of your own favourite images and one of your own favourite quotes that’s also fine.  If you’re stuck for quotes you can always scroll through some of our blog posts and share something that caught your attention. #justsaying

So that’s about that.

Go and hit those quote websites, open your Lightroom catalog and find your favourite images and share them with us and our community.  Yes, try and be unique in the images and quotes you share but more than that, share images and quotes that speak to you.  That mean something to you.

Gonna be an interesting one and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.  The Wild Eye team will be sharing their images and quotes as well so make sure to check out our Facebook throughout the weekend for a proper does of great wildlife photography and inspiration!

Good luck and oh yeah, apologies for the Mission Impossible quote earlier on in this post.  Won’t happen again.

Until next time.

Gerry van der Walt

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  1. Carol Bell

    Gerry another good “Be Inspired By”…….. I am really enjoying what you are doing and making us “think” of what we can put on. I feel this is helping me “grow” as a photographer. I am also enjoying looking at other peoples photos….. well done and a Big Thank you .

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