Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
series of abstract pics i took years ago that i call “stems”. they were taken with a simple point-and-shoot camera through a vase filled with roses and water. i remember having to shoot quickly so that i could trick the camera into not focusing in time. also remember making sure that i faced the camera towards the sunlight to create an almost back and white silhouette effect. still love these…i’m a sucker for abstract photography i guess.