I have often wondered if, or how should I say, a photographer thinks about the composition of a shot.

I have found that I am always watching for my next shot. I take the shot and don’t really give any detailed thought to the composition. It just sort of happens behind the scenes in my head.

I only notice it when its commented on…I think…yeah actually that really is good composition.

Obviously its a learning curve with photography. You begin as an amateur and your sense of what will make a good shot develops as you become more experienced.

I find with myself that the composition happens consciously only on a basic level. The rest is done without any intervening thought……..

Am I just weird? Or is this how an amateur develops in photography?

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