There's a reason why people say that hindsight is 20/20. If I'd only known the things I know now, my first few years as a photographer would have been much more productive and much less frustrating.
A lot of photographers feel that way.
When it comes down to it, as a beginning photographer, you are going to have supremely frustrating moments. There will be epic photo fails too. Maybe a lot of regrets as well. However, my frustrations, my epic fails, and my regrets are your gain! It's been a long while since I picked up my first camera, and in the intervening years, I've figured this whole photography thing out. I mean, I'm still learning, that's for sure, but I at least have enough perspective now to offer you a few tips I wish someone would have shared with me back in the day. Here they are, in no particular order.
There is No Such Thing as Perfection
When I started in photography, I spent an awful lot of time looking at images that I thought were absolutely perfect. Then I tried to mimic those photos (a lot of them . . .
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