The selfie I took in the desert brought back a memory of a photo in 2009 that I can't find right now. Back then I was studying photography. One of my teachers was Jose Hernandez-claire.
Jose was a great teacher. First he told us to go find a film camera with a fixed 50mm lense and some black and white 400TX film. His next advice was to walk a lot. You had to be in good shape to become a good photographer.