My favorite photography advice, when asked is to keep asking ourselves this simple question again and again before and after we have taken our shot. The question is, “Is there a better shot?” Give ourselves another perspective.
When people showed me their show-off shots, I would often ask to see the shot before or after that pride and joy shot, to see if there is another perspective to the shot. If there were none then I would remind them to look out for another perspective that would give a cleaner and better shot. In most cases in shooting life, the shot situation would not be repeated again. Keep on reminding ourselves about a different perspective else we might forget and we would lose out on potentially better shots than the one we had shot.
Even with asking that question, we would miss some shots. Let go and look for other shot opportunities. Make it easy to let go especially when shooting life. Why? Because shooting life is all about missed opportunities. We would miss more than we would ever shoot but when the opportunity arises, be prepared and confident to not miss.
Remember, letting go is not detaching but accepting.
ps: About the photo, People would laugh when they see this shot. Anyway, if it is too good to be true then the chance is that it is not. In this case I happened to be passing by a commercial shoot in front of the Petronas Twin Towers and took this shot in between the commercial shoot. The two reflectors used on either side provided such nice light to the shot.