Six Important Lessons Every Photographer Should Learn

One of the great things about photography is that there really is no ceiling; you can always learn something new or expand your skills and creative visions. This excellent video features a longtime photographer discussing six important lessons he has learned over the years. 

Coming to you from Mark Denney, this fantastic video discusses six important lessons every photographer should learn. Of them, I think the most salient for me is the idea that you get out what you put into photography. The photography world is inundated with products, tools, and shortcuts promising quick proficiency and success. And they can certainly be tempting; after all, photography is not easily mastered and takes a lot of time, effort, and willingness to fail and try again before you can truly feel confident in your ability to consistently craft professional images that translate your creative visions into actual photographs. However, there really is no shortcut to achieving that, and surely, the experience you gain along the way is invaluable. It also feels way more satisfying to have worked your way to that point and will make you prepared to handle whatever a client can throw at you. Check out the video above for more great lessons from Denney. 

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Jenny Rich's picture

> you can always learn something new or expand your skills and creative visions
YES, YES, YESSSS! That's what I usually tell people who are being like: "Oh my, you just take a shot, then do some photoworks color correction and so what? It's nothing, what's so creative about it, how could this be a job?" etc. I've never heard of Mark but he has some really good points. And I liked the comparison about a puzzle, that's how I feel it, too!

Ignace Maenhaut van Lemberge's picture

Beautiful and touching emotional end of the video.. Always a pleasure to watch your channel.. Stay well Mark!