It pays to get the best lens you can afford.
Photography Speaks II : 76 Photographers on Their Art by Brooks Johnson (Editor), Chrysler Museum
ISBN: 0893816523 Page: 48 This book is available from
All amateurs…think they have to have the sun at their backs. You'll find this is wrong: If you get the sun to one side and catch the shadows, you get a 'Rembrandt-lighted' picture with good contrasts.
Don’t go snapping at everything. Be patient and wait till you have a good subject.