Someone pointed out to me that he tends to remember those parts of his life most clearly that were recorded in a photograph. Not only is a picture worth a thousand words, it's also worth memories.
In the meantime, Macworld contributor Ben Long just published some tips that I found useful and maybe you will, too.
- Get Closer. Always the number one tip. I should put this on a Post It note on my viewfinder. "Less IS more," Long says/.
- Watch out for backlighting. especially in sunsets.
- Edit ruthlessly. When you come back with 200 images for the day, remember no one but you can see the difference between the 3rd picture of the guy on beach and the 15th. Not even the guy will care. Again, less is more … be selective … don't bore the audience. Find 'the best', show the best.
- Leave your camera at home one day. (I love this idea.) "While you may get nervous when you see some sort of "once-in-a-lifetime" photo, don't worry about it. The fact is, similar opportunities will come along again, and you'll have a more meaningful experience if you pay attention to where you are, as much as you try to capture where you are," Long writes.
Read all his suggestions here.