I’ve learned through many years of photography that it is important to always keep my eyes moving when I’m walking through an area with my camera.
Whether I’m in a city or a forest, I’m always scanning for possible photographs. I’m analyzing how light and shadows work with buildings or landscapes, how foreground elements fit into a broader composition, how shapes and colors and textures combine to form an eye-catching scene.
I’ve also learned that it is important to look up.
Looking up at the Texas Capitol dome from rotunda floor, Austin, Texas.
I have hundreds of photographs in my files that I took either lying flat on my back or bending backwards so the camera is pointing straight up. And I have hundreds of others where I used an extreme wide-angle lens to get interior shots showing ceiling detail above a floor, sometimes tilting up slightly to create perspective distortion.