When I first learned photography, I carried a little Post-it around with the camera that said:
Remember to ask yourself: What is your subject here? How can I emphasize it? How can I simplify it?
After I’d been shooting for a while, I carried a different note that said:
Remember to take the lens cap off. Wait until something interesting happens, then photograph it.
August 2022 Print of the month
Fort Worden, Washington 1990
(see "New This Month" to find out about this photograph)