2. Shoot in any light.
The golden hour is great for soft, warm light, but is that really all you ever want? Go out in the middle of the day and work with shadows and abstract patterns for edgy black and white images. Get moody with long exposures in stormy light.
3. Don’t make everything pin sharp.
It’s easy to be led into believing everything needs to be so sharp you could cut yourself. Some motion blur can add an arty or dreamy effect that is great to use for craft projects or to add texture to other shots. They are also fantastic when use with your favourite quotes or sayings. Having just a small amount of the frame in focus can bring attention directly to the focal point and create a minimalist work.