Color is a key element in my work and with digital techniques I have a wide range of options. Color management is not some spurious search for ‘perfection’, but a means of getting things ‘right first time more often’. Whether creating a camera profile to handle tricky lighting in a factory, or making an ICC profile to optimize printing on a new paper, it is an integral part of my photographic work, both color and B&W
In terms of hard work, my (2020) book about using tilt/shift lenses.
I once accidentally dropped $20,000 of sonar equipment into the Indian Ocean, whilst working as a geophysicist and marine surveyor.
Learn the technical aspects of photography – understand them, ignore many of them most of the time until that time they really make the difference.