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The three questions professional photographers ask


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As photographers, we walk around seeing the world in a different way to other people. Something catches our eye and triggers our interest. We decide to lift our cameras and take a shot. A photographer with a professional approach will ask themselves several questions before lifting their camera.

Three key questions I always ask myself are:
  1. What specifically in the scene caught my eye?
  2. Is it really worth photographing?
  3. How can I make a stronger image to communicate what’s important to me? 
There are, of course, many other questions you ask as you make a series of decisions which lead to the final image. You work the scene. You think about how the light will change, different angles and perspectives and you keep going until you’ve revealed the essence of what you want to communicate. Once you have the first shot, you look for ways to make an even better image. You keep going through this process until you’re sure you’ve got it.

Curiosity and self-critical dissatisfaction are vital drivers in the creative process. Complacency is the enemy of great photography. Keep asking questions, keep working for better answers, hold a passion for seeking perfection, and you’ll take better images.
Till soon,
Paul

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