Compose, Then Wait

If you want to take just one hour to improve your photography in 2019, watch this video from 2017. National Geographic photographer Sam Abell walks through several of his best photographs highlighting how the patience to wait can open up a completely new and powerful image.

The most powerful concept was perhaps the most simple, and an idea that Sam credits to his father. Compose the photo and then wait. Take your time. See how the planes of fore, middle and background can work together to make a photograph that lasts.

Compose, then wait.

The Life of a Photograph