There are so many tips you can give to a photographer on how to take better photos, but the one that’s most underrated is to just take photos with good intent.Trevor Lee
- We often create memories for the photo instead of creating memories for the memory.
- If we only ever photograph the extraordinary, we may struggle to remember and appreciate the ordinary.
- Our efforts to document a moment can occasionally dominate the moment.
- The practice of photographing others can create intimate moments that deepen connection.
- Boring scenes are boring in black and white, so changing camera settings to black and white helps us focus on emotion, texture, and light.
- Film photography is to digital photography what a handwritten letter is to an email.
- Taking a picture can cement a memory in our minds as a statement that, “This is a moment worth remembering.”
- Sometimes it’s better to capture an imperfection than to share something perfectly polished.
- Take photos that are meant to be savored rather than shared.
- Before taking a photo, identify the purpose of the photo.
- Instead of instructing someone to “Say cheese,” ask them to tell you a story that makes them smile.
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