As I have no substantial portfolio yet and no money to hire models or make up artists, I often find myself photographing others on the sly or even worse - dolling myself up and getting in front of the camera (que horror).
It's good to experiment with limited resources, and using a very basic photo editing program (Windows Photo Viewer is surprisingly capable), you can cook up interesting things.
|Practically the only usable shot from that experiment, but hey, I learn from my mistakes.|
|A bad exposure doesn't necessarily mean it's the end of the world|
|Sometimes ordinary people can make interesting subjects|
You'll never become Ansel Adams, Steve McCurry or Juergen Teller without making mistakes, and a purely technical photographer might miss out on the story.
Live, love and shoot!