Hey guys I've had the honor of teaching a couple people about photography this past week. My students get one on one lessons and a ton of Q&A time. With different level students it means different techniques. The one thing I keep stressing is you have to be active in your photography to get the results your looking for. Hit and miss is one way but understanding how your camera works will lead to your photos being better and most importantly the way you expected.
Not all photographers shoot fashion or people. Many of the world's top photographers photograph life, the world, vacation destinations. Just something to keep in mind.