I just picked up a T3i on the cheap a few days ago and have been messing around with it. I always wanted to get into shooting, but never had any real photography knowledge. I've been looking around, and photography must be the single hardest thing to progress through as an artist. Yeah, you can take classes or even teach yourself, but photography enters so many realms of techniques and styles that it's hard to grasp it all. IMO, you can go through years of taking pictures, but you will still go so far in terms of developing techniques and stuff. True?
Where should I begin now. What is the best way to learn and grow in photography, especially for beginners? Any advice appreciated. P.S. this hobby be killing the bank doe