When you are new to photography, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to nail down the fundamentals, build a signature creative style, and work toward a career and financial success all at the same time. This excellent video discusses seven things a photographer wishes he had learned when he first started in the industry.
Coming to you from Evan Ranft, this awesome video features him discussing seven things he wishes he had learned about photography when he first started. Of the lessons, I think the most important for me was simply spending more time practicing. I spent a lot of time when I first started out reading and watching videos, and while that's certainly important to learning and improving, if you don't consistently go out with your camera and put those lessons to work, they won't do you much good. Similarly, it takes a long time to develop a personal style, and there are really no shortcuts to doing that. You simply have to put in the time experimenting with your camera and working your way to both technical aptitude and creative experience and control. Check out the video above for the rest of Ranft's thoughts.