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So, Right now I just got my new 550D and soon a new 50mm STM lens and right now working with my old XT kit lens. Im trying to get into the mind set of seeing things around me as potentially interesting images vs finding my little town rather boring and uninteresting. The more experienced photographers might I ask how you find things to photograph? and any tips for a beginner really trying to improve myself. Links or anything you have that maybe helped you would be appreciated, any practice advice? Ive been trying to take at least a picture a day regardless of how much time I have, its been raining so Ive been stuck inside and trying to find things at home atm but did get out earlier in the week and heres a few things Ive snapped lately.



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I prefer to take portraits of people I know (I'm rather shy, so not confident to do street photography). People are always interesting subjects as the images freezes a moment of time in their lives.

There's a youtube video that is very informative when it comes to "seeing" the subject. The presenter talks about isolating the thing you find interesting. For example, if you see something in the corner of your eye. Stop, think. What was it that caught your attention? Found it? Fill the frame with that ONE thing.
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