I love the Marc Silber interviews, which last about 10 minutes and pick up on famous photographers working in a variety of areas.
Today I was watching him interview Bob Holmes, who said the most important thing in photography is seeing (“most people look and don’t see”). Like so many other good photographers, he can’t be doing with people who focus just on camera equipment: he says people should be looking at other photographers’ work in order to be inspired by them. And how to improve? “Keep shooting. Shoot as much as you can. Photography is deceptively simple: you can’t expect to pick up a violin and play it within a week, but people expect to pick up a camera and take great photographs within a week – and it just doesn’t happen… practice, practice, practice.”