Photography lesson

The lesson every new photographer must learn

Being new to photography can be a bit daunting, requiring you to tackle a variety of technical and creative ideas and approaches simultaneously. However, there is one lesson every new photographer should learn as soon as possible because it will save them a lot of money and headaches down the road and help them improve faster. This important video discusses the subject and how to get you on the right track.

Coming from David Manning, this excellent video discusses the importance of investing your time, energy and money in education rather than equipment. Beginner photographers (and many experienced photographers) tend to fixate on gear as a path to growth. I was certainly guilty of that during my early years. However, modern cameras and lenses are remarkably good, even at entry level. And even these basic cameras can take us much further than we often realize. However, the idea is not to cuff yourself with certain equipment, but to focus on developing your technique and creativity by investing in practice and education, rather than convincing yourself that better images can be obtained with your credit card. Watch the video above for Manning’s full recap.