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Published July 6th, 2011

As my friends know, I've only had my first DSLR since March (3 1/2 months ago), and it's become a sort of extra appendage that never leaves my side. Ever since learning from Henrik how to use his DSLR 1 year ago and borrowing it while traveling through Thailand, Sweden, and the States, it's become a favorite pasttime.

This is just a list of things I've learned in the past 3 months:

- Your camera is a tool not a precious object. Use it as such. Wisdom from designer Philipp Hoffmann.

- When shooting a space, don't wait for the pedestrians to leave the frame of the shot--they can make the shot. Wisdom from fashion photographer Toni Torres when I was trying to take a photo in the Barcelona train station and was waiting for the pedestrians to get out of the way of my shot. I didn't really apply this until I spent time in London, where pedestrians make up the city.:)

- Don't be afraid of shooting strangers. Watching photojournalist Josh Jones shoot pedestrians so candidly and confid ...

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