When I first joined deviantART, I had no clue how to use Photoshop, but I had a lot of specific ideas in my head regarding what I wanted to create, and how it should look. It was thanks to people like `insaneone
that I actually learned how to attempt to make such things a reality. I still wish I had half the talent that those guys have -- however these days, I find creating anything via Photoshop somewhat of an unispired task.
I work from home, and clearly spend a lot of time in front of my computer. The last thing I want to do when I feel like creating, is stay seated! I have found that I take more and more photos recently and for a while I have been pondering purchasing a new DSLR -- so yesterday, I picked up a Canon 600D with a view to getting out and about and photographing as much as possible.
So my question to you is, what tips do you have for a beginner? Who do you know on deviantART that shares excellent tutorials, or photography guides? Which photographers do you find inspiring? Share!