I didn’t quite realise how much this one title would blow my mind. Its phenomenally large. It can be subdivided into loads of categories and forms, with multiple areas to concentrate on, with numerous outcomes.
Stop and think, don’t let moments pass you by but, if your subject is hanging about then take a moment to think about what you are taking a photo of. If however it’s moving fast then you would probably be wise to try and predict where it’s going, frame and focus up and wait for it to come into you well composed frame.
Think about what’s filling your frame. Ask yourself what is the bare minimum you want to see within your composition and only shoot that. Less is more.
Don’t be lazy. If you think that your shot will be better if you lay down or walk to the other side of something, then you’re probably right. Try it.
Keep thinking. Continually ask yourself questions. what am I looking at, is it interesting, what’s the light doing, am I holding the camera steady, where is the camera focused? Is my horizon strait? Should I move? Anything that comes to mind.
Don’t fall into the tourist trap. Just because it’s your first time seeing something doesn’t mean it’s a good photo. If you showed your photo to someone who walked past it every day would they think it’s a good photo?
Keep thinking. Taking photos is knackering. If you’re not tired after taking photos for a few hours then you probably stopped thinking.
For those of you who want more detail, watch this space for more in depth categories and specifics in other blog posts.