The “photographer’s eye” isn’t something that can be taught. I believe this is something that creative people are born with. For as long as I can remember, I have always been able to see beauty peeking out from something that the average person might see as ugly or uninteresting.
Sometimes I look at a location and see each element as something that can creatively add to the composition of a photo in an unexpected way. On multiple occasions, I have completely surprised a client when they were hesitant about a location where I told them to pose. I have gotten strange looks and even questions like “Really? You want me to stand there?” And each time they ended up loving the resulting photo.
As a photographer, I always have to think outside the box. The last thing I want is for my photos to be standard or to look like what every other photographer does.