I have just read a very inspiring, thoughtful and experience based set of tips about photography.
It's a list of 100 things that one photographer has learned over the years, from the technical to the philosophical to the pragmatic; it's interesting to see that some things on the list are still a mystery to me, whereas others would have been a mystery only a few months ago; progress is the roll backing of ignorance and lack of understanding, perhaps?
The complete article, along with a handful of stunning images can be found here:
by Martin Gommel
Never do photography to become a rock-star.
Always stay calm
Know that you tend to overestimate yourself
Don’t be afraid of getting dirty
Henri Cartier-Bresson was right when he said that “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
Check it out. And for those still beginning to understand the technical language of photography, I would say don't worry if you don't understand all of it. Learning anything from it at all is worthwhile, the author addresses quite a few hurdles that I've already experienced in the short time I've been shooting with purpose.