#1: Always have your camera phone or a camera on you when you leave the house
(Hard to catch a butterfly without a net!)
#2: Most of the Wonder Compass images that yield any character are close up. Nature has multitudes to show if you stop walking and look around 360 degrees UP CLOSE.
#3: Keep an eye out for interesting abstractions in texture, light, form, color, and unique perspective (not the normal human eye view, but very low or up above.)
#4: Use photo editing software that you can understand and use easily. Photoshop’s great, but if it’s too complex find something easier. Google Photos for instance has a free editing software built into the App that is easy to use.
Use what fits you like a glove or you will resist it.
#5: Almost all images you take will benefit from some post editing with the software you choose. If you’re sharing on your Intagram feed or sending them out to print and hang, it’s worth a little time dialing them in.
#6: Get Closer. Crop Tighter! Cut out any unnecessary image data.