Jumping into Stock Photography
I started reading all I could and trying to digest all of the information. It wasn't easy. There is a ton of information in the field of photography and I wasn't going to learn it all in one sitting. I determined very quickly that the best thing to do was to start taking pictures, experiment, and then look at the results with a critical eye.
Once I started taking pictures that I like, I decided that I may want to monetize my hobby and Stock Photography seemed like a great opportunity. I took what I thought were my best images and uploaded them for review. I was quickly disappointed, but at least I received positive and helpful feedback.
I use that feedback as inspiration to really figure out how to take quality and valuable photos. I feel that since I've started submitting to Stock Photo sites, I've started to make the transition from taking snapshots to taking photographs.
Photo credits: Jeremy Randall.