Originally Posted by blansky
Jason, as a newby, you're trying too hard.
Take pictures and lots of them. Get someone you respect to critique your work and discuss what you were trying to achieve.
Look at the work of photographers you admire and you'll learn by osmosis.
When you're out shooting, the "mindset" will set in on its own. You don't need to guide it.
And have fun.
if you like my work, i sell ... and at least 50% goes to charity