My tips for new photographers can be boiled down to this. Care about the people, places or things that you photograph more than you care about yourself or your pocketbook or your agenda. Actually take the time to listen to your clients if you’re a pro and find out what they really need and then, give that to them. If you’re a hobbyist, try to make photographs that will truly edify you, your family or the subjects that interest you. Spend time thinking about the consequences of all your actions and recognize that those actions have an impact on your photography, whether or not they involve holding a camera. Be a good human first and a good photographer second.