I would assume that all of us take pictures of people, places and things that we know really well, and we all also take pictures of people, places and things we don't know much of anything about.<br><br> Those that you know — home, family, all the objects that fill your day, you know what they are; if they're wonderful or terrible or somewhere in between — you know. You know how you feel about them. The way that you photograph them inevitably incorporates that knowing. Would you agree?<br><br> Compare that with how you photograph stuff that you don't know; you don't know exactly what it is, or you don't know how you feel about it or how it feels about you. You may not even know exactly where whatever it is is that made you stop or made your hackles stand up or made you turn suddenly and stare or listen. How do you photograph that? <br><br> Do have a preference for shooting subjects you know really well, or do you prefer shooting subjects you don't know at all? <br><br> How would you describe the difference in your shooting method of the familiar from your shooting method of the unfamiliar?<br><br>When shooting the familiar, does your familiarity make you see things that aren't there? Conversely, when shooting the unfamiliar, does your ignorance make you not see things that are there?