“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
— Elliott Erwitt
My buddy, Jeff Golenski, wrote an article on the Daily Post WordPress.com blog not too long ago about creative photography versus snapshots. I’ve finally read it, after having it bookmarked for a while, and I’d suggest it to any novice.
Also, for what it’s worth, I read the Understanding Expose book that Jeff points out, and loved that as well!