You know those times when you spontaneously react to something. Like the sigh that spontaneously escapes you, or the "oh my" reaction. I simply pay attention to those because they have touched my spirit in some way. So I know if they touched me then they are likely to touch other people to0.
The other piece beyond the subject matter, is the angle that I choose to capture the image and the framing that my artistic eye finds appealing. I like to capture the image with enough information that I can further edit the frame back in the studio, but to be honest, I like to capture the image pretty much how I see the painting coming together. I'd rather not do a ton of editing and cropping of the image. If the framing inspires me in the moment then it's likely significant framing for the final painting. I hope that makes sense.
So what has you stop and take notice? What touches your spirit? I'd love to hear about it. Leave a message below.