20. You can even obsess over other peoples’ photos to get better at taking your own.
“I am not a technical photographer. I shoot in auto, and I don’t edit my photos. But the photoessays on my site have won awards because I have tried to keep improving my photography skills by obsessing over other people’s photos, and what it is that makes them so great to me. I don’t mean ‘I love the pretty pictures.’ I mean, ‘How is the angle different from other photos? What lighting makes this photo stand out?’ Start by pouring over photoessays curated at The Atlantic Photo, which are very varied. Which ones appeal to you most? Start dissecting why, and go from there.”
—Jodi Ettenberg, Legal Nomads