I don't read any blogs, I have one single photography book on composition. No quotes, no weird esoteric shit, just a guy trying to figure this all out.>pick a subject and what you're trying to show then develop a series using the same settings, the same theme, the same colour palette
This is the kind of advice I'm looking for. >>3402860>if those cups were ultra rare for some reason then align them up in a way with something else in the shot to give it a purpose. Idk taking pictures of cups isn’t my thing so I could be way off but if the subject of the photo is boring make it interesting. A hand reaching for a specific cup would be cool
Just as a side story, the mugs are all shaving mugs, which I guess in ye olden dayes one would purchase, leave at the barber shop, and when you show up you'd grab your mug. This was considered to be more sanitary, and so the barbershop would have a wall of mugs like this. That shot was taken in a museum of yesteryear.
I do agree the shot in and of itself doesn't really convey much, which is why I'm saying I struggle with story, or narrative in my pictures. I have like half the equation, but am missing that extra bit that goes above and beyond your average photographer. I don't know where to find even the first steps to that path, which is why I'm here.
I appreciate all the responses, and will do better to start developing a theme. It would appear that's my next step. It's something I've been working on a bit, and am struggling to figure out how to convey it photographically in some respects.
I'm gonna keep shooting random aesthetic shit I enjoy, but will curate my publicly posted works a bit better perhaps.