An old doorway in Roquebrun, a charming small town in an attractive setting on the River Orb, known locally as the Nice of Herault in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes it’s obvious, Sometimes it’s not. In the latter situation it usually requires the ability to “see”, or to visualise how a three-dimensional scene can be reduced to a rectangular two-dimensional image. It’s not easy. But it can be learned. Over time.
While there are no easy routes, the ability can be speeded up a little, by some very simple exercises. They can be done at your own pace, at your own convenience and they don’t need input from others, because part of the process is learning to judge for yourself what works – and what doesn’t.
I’ve used my 45 years of shooting to compile a few simple tutorials, mostly aimed at novices. So if that’s you, whether you’re using a complex DSLR or a Smartphone they’re still applicable. Look here.