I think the most exciting thing about starting out in photography is the never ending learning process. Every time you pick up your camera, you never walk away with only photos - you walk away having learnt something new.
Last week I spotted these guys doing a few fly-by's at Southside and thought I'd better get out and take a few snaps. I came away from this spontaneous shoot with a few photos I was somewhat happy with, but a LOT I wasn't. My white balance was way off, a lot of the photos were underexposed, I was shooting almost directly into the sun which is something I've never spent much time doing, and trying to get a reasonably well composed and properly focused photo with these guys zooming around was a challenge.
Now once upon a time I would look at the 500 unusable photos from this shoot and think that they're all worthless failures - when really, those photos are my invaluable textbooks. They're the images that teach me what works and what doesn't. They're what makes me a better photographer tomorrow.
Read books and articles about "How to take better photos". Watch camera and gear tutorials online. Get shooting advice from the professionals. All of this is a great way to learn to be a better photographer.
But, as a good friend recently told me - the most important thing is to just get out there, every day, and shoot.
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