Just hit 800 posts, and I realize how far my photography has come in the last two years.
As I think about the last few years and everything I've learned, I realize how much time and money I have wasted to get where I am now.
So, for the beginners out there now, I'm going to start a list of things that I would have done differently now.
1) Start with a manual camera and 35mm film.
2) Buy good glass before new bodies.
3) A comfortable camera strap counts.
4) Shoot for compositional excellence before technical excellence.
5) Shoot tight, crop tighter.
6) The continuous drive can hurt more than it helps.
7) Megapixels DON'T matter.
8.) Mommy and Daddy will love every photo.
9) 90% of the internet is BS, the other 10% is hard to find, but worth it.
10) Prime lenses = Gold
11) Pro-Gear is not needed for Pro-Photos.
12) Beginners talk about cameras, Pros talk about lenses, and Master don't say a lot, but when they do, it's usually about light.
and many more.... Who wants to add?