So you have your story, subjects, story arc, and shot list. Now you need patience. This isn’t a daily, you don’t have to get an image today; patience is the key. Wait for those moments of depth and intimacy. Get to know your subjects and have an understanding of who they are and then capture their essence, not just what they look like.
Also, I want to be surprised; I want to see something I’ve never seen, or something I’ve seen before, but in a way I’ve never seen it. I want emotion; I want to feel something when I look at the pictures. Take chances, experiment with different angles and lenses, make mistakes! I think my best lessons learned were from my mistakes.