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Mindtravelling

I do not know how other photographers does it, but I like to walk around with my camera and when I have gotten a certain distance I close my eyes and play back the same steps I had taken, If I notice something doing so I go back and start taking pictures.
The same goes for places I have been before, I close my eyes and go through the same paths in my mind and think of locations to take pictures, often this technique leads to very interesting photos once I get out there and also I tend to notice things I did not when I was there first.
Weird or not, that is how I do it, if It works for others I do not know, but It might be fun to give it a try. :D


Force yourself

Often when you are out taking pictures it is just a natural place and angle to take pictures, but sometimes just turing around and tackling a unusual angle might yield much more interesting images.
An example is the image I took called "Arrival", the other way had a big calm lake with great reflections, a mountainrange in the back and really great looking shapes, but still turning around yielded the better image.
Not always the case, but trying those more "tricky" sceneries might just be what get you The shot. :)


Composition rules, Bleh! :D

Rules is really a wrong word to use, guidelines are much better, and if you think rules all the time before you know it that is all you do. I think it is important to shake it up, you do not need 1/3. land, 2/3. sky or opposite everytime, sometimes 1/7. land can be just what the doctor ordered. :D

Hope you might find anything useful in this.

Have a great day. :bow: :wave:



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RockStocks Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I agree with your thinking there, I/we often turn around to find that perfect pic and rules/ guidelines are exactly that and need breaking from time to time. Also it's good to remember that there are more guidelines than just the rule of thirds ;)
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yeah absolutely and in the end of the day, if it looks good to you, then it is good. :)
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RockStocks Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's it! :nod: :D
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Lapekana Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist
This is wonderful. As someone who is always looking for a great "Kodak moment" this is truly helpful. Thanks!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it, thank you. :)
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donkfur78 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm just a novice photographer, and my only rule is just to be prepared as much as possible. You know, like keeping a camera with you, even if it's just a day to run errands. But yeah, art is always personal, and I don't think creativity needs to be confined by formulaic design.
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yeah, if you do not have the camera with you there is no way you will take that killer shot. :)

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donkfur78 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes sir! :)
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thefoxyelf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, art is personal and shouldn't have rules or everything would look the same.
I like a lot your photography tips posts btw :D (Big Grin) 
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D :wave:
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