These are just a few tips I've found have been very helpful for me over the last year as I learned and continue to learn, what drastically helps me get the end result I want.
1. Don't go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away.
I used a mediocre DSLR for the last two years, I took the time to really figure out how it worked, what features I wished I had, and which I basically didn't care about. Once I felt I had a good handle on what I really wanted, I made the jump to much more advanced gear. Good equipment helps, but having less than the top of the line actually forces you to be aware of all the other technical aspects that a great photo incorporates, that's harder to achieve when your camera doesn't cost more than your car.
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