Patience is very important for finding good light. Waiting until the clouds break after a storm can often yield dramatic results.
Robyn, October 2017.
Even when you think the conditions are less than ideal, there are always interesting pictures to make. You don’t need the late evening light to make an image – by always having your camera and constantly shooting you will learn to make pictures at all times.
I love it when the clouds break. You always get great light. It is always worth your while to go out when the weather is bad because you will get used to how storms break apart at the end and you can begin to anticipate where you can get good shots.
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Putting yourself on the other side of the camera reminds you how it feels for your subjects. To have that empathy is an important part of being a photographer.
I must admit that I find it a difficult and uncomfortable experience. It makes me work very hard on ensuring that the people I photograph find the experience comfortable and, I hope, empowering.
People doing things they are passionate about always makes for strong imagery.
It’s easy to look at the worlds best photographers and think ‘I could do that, if only I was there’. It does not do to give in to this comforting notion. Those photographers can produce work anywhere. They know how to find interesting things. That’s a habit we would all do well to ingrain in ourselves.
There is always interesting things to photograph. It’s just a case of mining for the opportunities. Go out and just look for a single shot. Keep coming back with good single shots and then over time you will start to create something or see something. From those single shots there may be an occasional great shot and once you start piecing together great shots, you are on your way.
There is always something to photograph, so just get out and find it.