“TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT.” JAY MAISEL
I like this quote because it applies to many things in life.. but most of all it is a solid principle in PHOTOGRAPHY..
Make sure you are not just clicking away because your camera can shoot at a fast speed. I often have to remind my subject that THIS IS STILL PHOTOGRAPHY.. so be still… dont move just because I have not fired the button.. I may be waiting for focus, or for someone to pass by in the background.. a fly maybe in my view that I do or do not want in the shot.
Every great photographer should have a sense for what is about to happen.. when shooting outside I am listening and feeling for the effect of the wind.. why? Sometimes the wind will provide you with a one in a million shot. Hair slightly blown, a dress kissed with a touch of movement, the model looking away for just a moment.. NOW THAT IS PHOTOGRAPHY
It is the job of the photographer to capture what is seen 99% of the time.. that is what makes for your personal style of Photography.. .every now and then you may luck up on a shot, but for the most it should be your skill and style that is protrayed in the photographs that you capture… THEY WILL KNOW IT IS YOURS WITHOUT YOUR LOGO BEING ON IT… but make sure you put it on there anyway…. LOL