“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” – Don McCullin
“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” – Peter Adams

If you want to be a successful photographer, worry about being you – not being new. The younger you are, the more prone you are to want to do something “out of the box.” It’s natural. You get that advice from all the big shots. But it’s not really possible for newbies. Not yet anyway. There’s this notion of time. You have to put in the time. You cannot cheat time. It is constant. It is demanding. It is unyielding. It is the same for everyone. You have to put in the time. You have to do the work first. But I digress. Let’s discuss doing something “new.”

“Your photography is a record of your living,
 for anyone who really sees.” — Paul Strand
"It's very difficult to judge your own art. But that's okay - it's not your job to have an opinion about everything - including your own art. Just create your brains out and let humanity (and history) judge the value of your efforts - it's actually none of your business." Paraphrased from meditations by Marcus Aurelius