Photography Tip: Always take two, if not three, shots of anything – if you can. Something like a quickly moving subject, i.e. a truck on the highway or a bird on the wing, is a bad example, of course. Take those shots quickly!
But other things, like landscapes, tend to be boring and blasé in today’s world of rapid-fire change and multiple cameras. The trick is to always look for the unusual. Look for something unique to focus on, like a gas station sign or car, can liven up a plain photo.
Another way to gain attention is to simply turn the camera to a diamond-point shooting angle, like I did with this photo. I have horizontal and vertical copies of this shot, identical in every way to this one – except for the diamond alignment. This shot was my favorite, a touch of uniqueness to go with the fire!