It isn’t the quantity of social media followers you have that matters, but rather the quality of followers you have that matters.
Buy books, not gear.
The only way money might make you happier in photography is if you invest it in experiences (travel, workshops, teachers) rather than material things (cameras, lenses, gear in general…).
Most famous photographers are only known for their two or three most popular images after they die. If you accomplish this you have made your contribution as a photographer.
Spend 99 percent of your time editing your photos (choosing your best images) and only 1 per cent of your time post-processing them.
Avoid the easy lure of capturing homeless people and street performers. Despite their assumed exoticism, like any other subject, they rarely make good photos.
Don’t respect the critique of other photographers unless you have seen their portfolio.
99 percent of people on the Internet don’t know what a great street photograph is. Don’t always trust the comments, likes, and favorites you get from the Internet on social media sites. Rather, stick around in public street photography critique groups (or private ones).
Street photos of people just walking by billboards are boring.
No amount of post-processing will transform a mediocre photograph into a good photograph.
Watermarks in online street photographs interfere with the viewing experience of your audience.
If you are working on a project and photographers discourage you by saying it has been done before’, ignore them. Nobody has done it like you before.