try to develop good working habits, cleanliness is a must, dirty negs,lens, trays,spotty prints are a sign of being slopy and lazy, not an artistic statement, start with the basics one film one developer and one paper master them first. try to keep a log so that you can see your growth and to duplicate what you like, don't rush your art, the negs that you feel strong about aproach them with the conviction that this your art, not the one hour photo. take your time to explore your artistic vision it's about quality not quantity! there are many other things like the great advice given by previous members, ask a lot of questions.