I regularly review my past work to check my photographic progress and also to simply clean my photo archives but I seldom look back to my very beginnings. Recently I did just that, I went through the photos I took during my first photography related road trip to the Grand Canyon, which took place in 2009

While many of the photos I took back then aren’t very good, because I made a lot of mistakes, I also got a few keepers, which are still part of my portfolio. As I was going through the photos I asked myself, what I should have done differently and what I already did right?

The result is a set of eight lessons, which I share with you in the video below:

What would you tell yourself when first starting photography if you knew what you know today? Let us know in a comment below.

Michael Breitung is a freelance landscape photographer from Germany. He started with Photography in 2008 and it quickly became his passion. He always loved to be out in nature and was drawn to landscape photography right from the start. Wide scenic landscapes, waterfalls, mountain vistas and coasts are his favourite subjects. Post processing plays an important role in his photography too. The main focus when editing his photos is for them to reflect the atmosphere as he perceived it. For this he developed a special workflow, which ge describes in his video tutorials