Don’t try to take photos of what it looks like.
Try to take photos that show what it felt like to be there.
I expect if you got 10 photographers in a room (maybe even the same one, 10 times) you’d get 11 different opinions or bits of advice. That’s OK. It’s an art or a craft, not a science.
But this advice — from a videographer for the Salt Lake Tabernacle who was one of our tour leaders on our fabulous trip to Utah — has stuck with me. And it’s helped me remember to at least try different things. Even when I’m working with just my phone, it’s often prompted me to try both the vista . . .
. . . and the close-up.
I’m sure there’s a Seth’s Blog in there somewhere, about remembering to check my distance from any subject, and changing it up to see how what-I-see changes. And to see how well each view shows what it feels like to be there.