When you are new to photography, there can be a tendency to point your camera indiscriminately. And while there is nothing wrong with feeling out how the entire process works, eventually, you have to move from taking snapshots to making photographs. This great video discusses that process and offers some helpful tips for getting there.
Coming to you from First Man Photography, this interesting video discusses the process of ceasing to take snapshots and moving into true photography. For me, the first time I realized I was really becoming more of a photographer as opposed to someone with a nice camera was when I recognized that I was approaching creating photographs by consciously asking myself what my intentions were for an image. Instead of trying to just "capture" a nice shot, I was thinking creatively about the thoughts and feelings I wanted to evoke in the viewer, and those thoughts were guiding the choices I was making behind the camera. I make it a point to consider those things every time I pull out my camera now, and it is something that has done a lot of good for the quality of my work. Check out the video above for the full rundown on the subject.