So here are, in no particular order, things I learned...
- Just shoot. How are you going to take pictures if you don't let yourself get past your own lofty expectations and just push the button? Digital can be a great self-tutoring tool if you let it. So just shoot.
- Even when shooting for fun, it's necessary to have a goal of some sort. Even if that goal seems trivial... If you don't have a goal when taking pictures, why even bother to pick up the camera?
- Don't look down your nose at new technology... You could miss out on a lot of fun. Explore new technology and figure out whether it fits into your world of imaging. If it does, great! If it doesn't, move on.
- Don't compare yourself to other photographers.
- Even if you don't push the images to Facebook, Twitter or your blog, Instagram publishes everything. EVERYTHING!
- Keep your eyes open and your apps handy.
- Take the time to get to know your camera, whatever form it comes in. And have fun doing it.
- Creativity does not happen in a vacuum... That's why mine rarely leaves the closet. (OK... this one is just to see if my mom reads my blog...)
I really should get back to work now... But I think I'll be crafting a new challenge for myself.