Outdoor Photographerâ€™s Dave Willis interviewed professional photographers Richard Hamilton Smith and William Neil recently and they all share their insights on expanding your sense of style.
It all starts with a good subject, according to Smith, and â€œonce youâ€™ve selected your subject, itâ€™s important to maintain the balance of the shot.â€
Then there are composition rules that one needs to understand very well then break occasionally. â€œFor a person whoâ€™s just learning to make pictures, itâ€™s fine to work with the rule of thirds, but donâ€™t stop there,â€ he said.
For his part, Neil said â€œediting is where all the learning takes place.â€ Practice by proofing your work, and crop where apt.
Finally he says experiment and go with your gut when taking photos. â€œThe best shots for me end up being a gut feeling,â€ Smith concludes.