~~Sorry, I couldn't find a better place to put this.~~
Where do you get your inspiration from in photography? I've always been interested in photography, but I kind of feel like a goob when I'm looking for things to take pictures off. People kind of give you that, "What the hell are you doing?" look. Don't get me wrong; it doesn't put me off from doing what I enjoy. I'm just curious as to where you get your inspiration.
My Grandpa loved snapping pictures of flowers and birds. Now, they aren't the artsy, super-macro, three months in post processing kind of pictures, and I doubt he played with his settings too much. He let the auto focus take control and just took a picture of everything he found beautiful. The strange part is, even though almost every picture in very typical fashion (dead center, framing the object), they are still a pleasure to look at.
I guess what I'm trying to ask is how long did it take you to train your eye to look for good pictures? I've been trying to do it for a little over a year now, and very rarely do I get a picture that just has that "wow" factor.
Thanks for your input.