Chicago Cultural Center: Awareness is Key to Letting Art Happen
It sounds simplistic, but the only way you’ll take pictures during your day to day routine is if you stay aware and alert for potential opportunities around you. This is often easier said than done. As you go on about your business, the natural tendency is to focus on the task at hand — thoughts of art tend to go right out the window.
Nevertheless, the best pictures are often those things that just happen unexpectedly. A deer pausing in your backyard, that rare morning when you wake up and the sunlight is streaming through fog in a way you’ve never seen before. Live life with awareness for these things, be on the lookout for the unusual wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, and when you spot it, don’t hesitate to capture it.