Anyone who has done a photography course, or is good at photography, will know that it about how you look at a scene is the key. I’ve been over-focussing on the techniques involved and how to master them, when all along it was how to view the world. Angles, diminishing points, proportion, shapes, light, balance – all of these – make the photo.
Even when I’m not holding a camera, I seem to view the world quite differently now that I’ve started look at things photographically.
Make sure that if you are doing a photography course, that these aspects are the focus of the course.
A single cheat sheet of camera facts will supply the necessary to capture the moment, but how you see the moment needs a new viewing lens.