Photography is a Language

photography is a language
Photos Copyright: Carla Coulson

“There are two distinct languages. There is the verbal, which separates people… and there is the visual that is understood by everybody.”

— Yaacov Agam

Dear Fellow Creatives, one of the things I love about taking photos is that photography is a language of its own. It’s a direct language that inspires feelings often before thought and this in itself is a powerful connector to the world around us and ourselves. We spend way too much time in our heads and creativity allows you to get out of your head and into your heart. 

In one of my workshops, I loved helping photographers understand what a powerful tool a camera is to have in their hands, and often without knowing it, it is their instincts or inner being leading the way as to what they are compelled to photograph.

carla coulson, procida, photography workshops, travel photography workshops, pink, washing, naples photography workshop
Photos Copyright: Carla Coulson

It’s this attraction to things, colours, shapes, scenes, relationships, emotions, and cultures that allows us to create our own vision or style. It’s something deep down within us and when we have the right tool for us in our hands whether it be a paintbrush or a camera we start to make meaningful choices that come from within. It’s what we choose to leave in or take out that tells a different story and becomes part of the way we ‘speak’.

Our spirit leads the way! 

What we create speaks to people without uttering a word. Art and photography have the power to move people to action, to find compassion for those they have never met, inspire them to create for themselves and to bring joy. There is a language in every detail in a photo and it’s your unique language, stories, vision and it has the power to change the world.

carla coulson, italian joy, jump, amalfi coast
Photos Copyright: Carla Coulson

Photography and creativity deserve respect for the instant connection and power it inspires. 

Remember to keep creating, beautiful ones. Your stories are important whether they are visual or written and those stories have the power to move mountains.


Love and light.


P.S. If you would like to learn how to sell your photographs or art online, you can watch my FREE training here

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10 months ago

Love this Carla, and thanks for inspiring me in my photography xxx

10 months ago

I love your vision and guidance. Thanks Carla.