In my last entry I postulated a methodolgy for viewing photographs - STOP, LOOK, LISTEN. That is, STOP (thinking), LOOK (really look), LISTEN (to what the picture has to "say" to you).
With the exception of a single word substitution-replace the word picture with the word referent in the phrase after the word LISTEN and, iMo, you have the formula for making good/great pictures. Although, the sequence of actions for picture making should be amended to LOOK, STOP, LISTEN. Consider ....
Real photography begins when we let go of what we have been told is a good photograph and start photographing what we see. ~ BROOKS JENSENAny thing and every thing can be pictured.
A good photograph is knowing where to stand. ~ Ansel AdamsSimple enough, or so it would seem.
To compose a subject well means no more than to see and present it in the strongest manner possible. ~ EDWARD WESTONForget the rules of composition and arrange the elements within your framing in the strongest manner possible to illustrate what the referent has said to you.