1. For Outdoor Photography Wear Sensible Shoes. I know I sound like your mother.
Actually if I WAS your mother I would also advise clean underwear but that’s a subject for another blog.
If you are scouting the neighbourhood for that elusive shot or hacking through the jungle for a different, but still elusive shot you need to be comfortable.
The ability to focus your attention outwardly on your environment for extended periods of time is the key to observing and capturing great shots.
This activity is never helped by a pair of feet sending constant messages demanding some kind of attention.
2. Start by Shooting Subjects You Know and Have a Natural Liking For
Start your photographic adventures by shooting people you are familiar with, places you know well and things you are passionate about.
Persist with this process until your work begins the reflect your natural affinity for the people and things you love.
A pro can literally make an imgae of paint drying seem appealing… but that’s because they are pro’s!
Eventually you will become more technically and artistically proficient at representing things you like in way that makes them interesting to others.
The final step is bringing it all together so that you can take a shot of something you are not that interested in personally BUT… can make it interesting to others.