For those that do not know me, I lead photography workshops for landscape, wildlife and culture photographers that want to travel to locations and learn photography and editing techniques while they are on vacation with me.
One thing I try to do is get people out of their comfort zones and embrace new ways to capture images... and today, I want to share one simple thing that will make you a better photographer immediately.
I call it, "take another 25 steps" rule.
When you are out on location taking photos I want you to capture the photo you want... then, from wherever you are standing, take exactly 25 steps in one direction.
Stop and do not move from that spot until you have taken a photo that you find interesting. Take photos standing, kneel, and get right to the ground. Then take exactly 25 more steps and repeat the process. Then again and again.
It will not take long that your current ways of looking at a scene will change. Before you know it you will find yourself looking at a scene, moving around, getting down low and paying attention to every tiny detail of a scene before you take that photo.
If you do this enough you will realize there’s beauty everywhere and it just takes a little eye training, and the right perspective, to see it.
I hope that quick tip helps you the next time you are out taking photos.