Make pictures that move you
No-one will remember your photos for their technical prowess
Don’t take today’s photos too seriously
In 5 years, your photos will be way better. This never stops.
Invest in lenses
Have favourites. Use them lots.
A camera amplifies what’s inside you
Be aware of what’s going on in the 30cm behind the viewfinder - it shows in your pictures
We all start out wanting our photos to look like other peoples' photos
Your way of seeing the world is unique. Bless everyone by sharing it.
You are your life’s photojournalist
Put a keyword “family history” in the photos you want your grandkids to see. Tell them.
Photography needs both your logical left brain and creative right brain
One will come more naturally to you. Strengthen that one, rather than flogging yourself about the other.
Learn to enjoy other photographers’ images without jealousy
You don’t need a new camera
But everyone who says this has recently bought a new camera
Take the photo now
You rarely get a second chance
Carry only the camera gear that you enjoy using
We all miss gazillions of masterpieces daily. Having more fun (not more gear) helps me see better photos
A camera lets you go anywhere and meet anyone with a sense of purpose
... and might make it tax-deductible