While watching an interview with street photographer Jay Maisel, when ask what makes him take a picture he said his trigger was gesture. He goes on to explain that gesture could be anything but whatever it is motivates him to press the button on his camera.
This got me thinking about what triggers me to want to take a picture.
Although I consider myself a portrait photographer but on occasion I do some landscape here and there. What triggers me to do landscapes are clouds.
Clouds are so random and in my opinion they make landscape pictures one of a kind. It motivates me to get up and capture this single moment in time knowing that the possibility of the exact formation happening again is slim to none. They add a little extra mood to the frame.
Clouds are definetly my landscape photography trigger, what are your triggers that make you photograph?