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  1. Sue Judd
    July 3, 2015 @ 3:49 pm

    Most interesting post, Anthony. I am definitely becoming more creative, myself. Having been a healthcare professional who worked within very tight boundaries with procedures, regulations etc to follow, I have found it very liberating now I have retired, to follow my own path, experiment and above all learn, practice, fail, practice again! It’s as if my mind has been set free, and I can try new things out, see where they take me.
    When I was younger, I certainly didn’t have the life experience to draw on, and that, I think counts for something. Plus knowing myself better, too.

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  2. Nigel
    July 3, 2015 @ 9:16 pm

    Like your pictures of Venice at dawn.

    Here’s one I took in Piazza San Marco at 8 am on a Saturday in May:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sc/vodhgl91msq8tg0/AADwpSVjJBCeAUjFOPf7rbL2a

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  3. Simon Roth
    July 4, 2015 @ 1:26 pm

    Loved your blog. Really happy that we, the over-the-hill people have something to hope for! seriously though I thought that the distinction between having innate skills as an artist and finding your own voice is an important and very helpful thing to have highlighted. Its not about pretty pictures! If you don’t find your own voice then I think it becomes a matter of imitation of other’s styles
    Hope you are having fun in Paris
    Simon

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  4. patricia tedeschi
    July 31, 2015 @ 12:05 am

    Music to my soul. I have rediscovered photography at 54 and it has been the most healing, exciting, humbling and awe inspiring venture – and I am a dancer so I have been healed, excited, humbled (OMG-yes) and inspired many times. I became interested in pursuing photography again to try and gain a different perspective on life (literally), and it has done that and more. i did not expect to find this wellspring of creativity percolating inside me. Thanks for your amazing photographs and caring about your readers. Cheers.

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  5. Yves Gagné
    August 26, 2018 @ 9:31 pm

    I enrolled on your 12 weeks course starting in september, I guess i’m going to try to be more creative has I go along in my life.
    It will be like going back to school for me.
    Have a nice end of a weekend.

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    • Diana Bird
      August 26, 2018 @ 9:53 pm

      Fantastic Yves 🙂 Looking forward to it!

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  6. Janet Richardson
    August 26, 2018 @ 11:02 pm

    Wow. What a pertinent article. My first creative outlet was photography. Film. For years. Then life happened. Sure I did other creative things but nothing spoke to me like photography once had. Then my husband did what I wouldn’t or couldn’t do. He bought me a digital camera and the piece of my soul that was missing was found. I probably will never be a world renown photographer but I am so at peace. Age is a number not an indictment. Thank you for recognizing that.

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    • Epes
      November 6, 2018 @ 1:09 pm

      Thanks Janet! So pleased you liked it! As I get older, and my journey as a photographer changes I feel so much more positive about creativity and the gifts it brings into my life. Age can bring so much more freedom to just do what we love, so I embrace that for sure. Carry on taking photos – I feel the same way you do about photography. And it’s never to late to rejoin the path

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  7. Creativity and Age: Your Photography Can Bloom in Any Stage of Life – Photography News World
    September 4, 2018 @ 5:18 pm

    […] About the author: Anthony Epes is a photographer whose work has been featured internationally; including on BBC, French Photo Magazine, Atlas Obscura and CNN. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Epes is also a teacher – writing in-depth free articles on his website. Receive his free ebook on the two essential skills that will instantly improve your photos, and sign up to his weekly newsletter providing inspiration, ideas and pro-photo techniques. This article was also published here. […]

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