- Hang out in groups: Watch what others are doing, eavesdrop on what they're saying, and mimmic their actions to learn by osmosis. If you hear the technospeak enough times, it will eventually sink in. That magical lightbulb willflash above your head ... filling in the blanks between those previous scattered breadcrumbs to help further elevate your skills.
- Be limitless: Try every setting, play with different techniques, and shoot every subject (don't be a one-hit wonder). Learn by doing. That's how the pros do it.
- Love the one you're with (gear, that is): Learn the ins and outs of your camera. The making of a good image begins with the maker's eye, not the cost of the gear you use or the coveting of gear you don't yet have.
- Use different eyes: Make it habit to approach your subject matter differently than you normally would. Or, try mimicking the style of the artists you admire most, then add your own spin. Changing how you see your subject helps you present the world around you in a fresh new way.
- Be shutter-happy: Shoot a lot. With digital photography, it costs no more to shoot 10-20-30 frames of the same subject than it does to take one shot. Use the hundred-different-ways method of shooting to discover more interesting and pleasing perspectives.
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