The Photographer’s Progression

There seem to be a few steps that we move through over time as we experiment and progress, at least in street photography:

1. Try to get stuff in sharp focus
2. Try to get background stuff out of focus (remove distractions) 
3. Try to get more background stuff in focus (add layers) 
4. Try to get everything out of focus (blur, emotion) 

There are probably other steps that I haven’t reached yet, or maybe we just go back to step 1 and repeat.

Another progression:

1. Color
2. Black & White
3. Color
4. Black & White