Canon is about to release a new smartphone app called Idea Mine. The point of the app is to create and store ideas for future use and if you are stuck, help you create new ones. Each idea is broken down in to four elements – location, feeling, subject and technique. When you are stuck for ideas you can randomize the 4 elements and get an entire new idea.
I can’t say the idea is entirely original however. I had a friend release a similar idea tool for photographers back in march called pixmuse. It would create an idea based on a subject, theme and mood. Sound familiar? There were probably similar tools before this. What Canon has done however is package it up in a pretty UI which is always welcomed.
Anyhow, I’m all for creativity and don’t want to be a stick in the mud. Kudos to everyone for making apps for photographers.