“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein
When it comes to my photography, I’ve found the most important question for me to answer is why. If I know why I am shooting something, I’ll know when to shoot it, *when the light is right”, I’ll know where to shoot it. I’ll know what to shoot, and even how. Sometimes the “why” presents itself in a flash and is the “mountaineer’s answer about why he climbs”, because it is there. But often the why is a complex amalgam of opportunity, instinct, a sense of composition and something like hearing an echo in your minds eye. But knowing why you want a shot will teach you volumes about how to get it and how to get it right, at least in your minds eye. If you are ever wandering aimlessly with a quality camera in your hands wondering why you haven’t shot anything all day, ask yourself “why?” It will come to you.