1 – SHOOT, SHOOT, SHOOT! When you’re starting out in photography the important thing is to get the general principals to become second nature; you want your hands to have muscle memory with your chosen camera, know where all the buttons are and how it works, again without having to overthink it.
2 – Take the time to know your camera (whether it’s your phone, a compact, mirrorless or DSLR) , lenses and settings inside out (Sounds boring but read the manual!)
3 – Don’t be afraid of “copying” images – learning how an image was captured and then being able to reproduce that with the correct settings for yourself is an amazing and fast way of early development. Once you’ve got that down you can start adding your own spin to shots.