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You Already Know What to Photograph

This is a chapter from the book A Lesser Photographer.

Way too much time is wasted in search of the kind of photographer you should be. If you’ve been photographing for a little while, you already know what to photograph.

Whatever it is that you’ve taken the most photos of (people, animals, landscapes, buildings, etc.) is probably what interests you the most.

Of course, as an artist, you’re a naturally curious person, so exploration is a must. But whatever it is that you always come home to is your home.

No matter what area of photography offers the promise of more money or recognition, you will never be as prolific or creative in that area as you are in the area that naturally interests you.