I learned that photography can be quite expensive as there are many equipment options available.
most important may be the lenses. it pays to buy a good lens.
to develop my shooting skills involves learning the basics aperture, exposure, and ISO then moving on to focusing on a topic, or project or type of photography.
I learned about the different photo-enhancing software and sharing applications.
I also learned that analog photography and darkroom techniques may be helpful ways to develop discipline.