Start looking at photography like some kind of art that has no right or wrong. No1 can tell you what is right. Life is not a sort of a Tv Show where some so called “famous photographers” can tell you what you did right.
Yes, there’s a learning journey that you will follow from the very first time you take your very first picture. You’ll be hungry to learn new skills every day and that’s your daily meal if you really love this art.
And one day you’ll know that no1 can tell you what you did right or wrong. Just embrace your own style and do not limit your photography on the likes you receive.
But yes, also, in some cases I understand, the likes will bring you probably much more money with partnerships even if you are just a copy and paste of the visual world around you.
Working just listening to your heart means finding yourself the most part of your life with a few bucks in your pocket… but your eyes will have the privilege to see the world with the freedom of your soul. That makes a huge difference.