My Rules, My Game, My Caveats
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Be unique, try something different, make the ordinary stand out, and highlight the details.
To have impact the photograph needs a subject, not just a title. Do not leave your audience guessing what your subject is.
Shoot first, adjust later (Caveat: this assumes that when you picked up your camera you had set something reasonable by way of speed, ISO and shutter speed.)
Try to fill the frame with your subject. (Caveat: frame with an eye to giving yourself enough room in post-processing to tighten your composition.)
Avoid large crowds of other photographers. Allow them to push the interesting subject into better position for your solitary pleasure.
Digital capture is cheap, take tons of shots, think about perspective, depth of field etc., photograph from every angle that is potentially interesting.
Read the manual, learn the techniques but never fully trust the technology.
A lack of trust in technology does not preclude experimentation it demands it.
Learn everything you can about all the possible types of light; natural and artificial as well as the light modifiers you can use.
Take your photographs with your post processing capabilities in mind, not to repair (although that is important) but with an eye to your vision of what you saw and felt.
In post processing remove your sensor dust, sharpen, bring out detail, tonal contrast and remove colorcasts.
Expose your photographs to a critical audience, get advice, get criticism, and forget the plaudits of family and friends.