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Before getting started, there's just one thing I want to point out. The Internet is over saturated with everything related about photography and that includes tips and tricks, hacks, DIYs and advanced techniques. Everybody's looking for a quick way to learn photography. I'm not saying that's a good thing or a bad one. One thing's certain though. You don't need photography school or art school to create amazing images. And that also doesn't mean you shouldn't go to such a school if you feel it's the best way for you to learn.
With that said, the best advice I can give you is to be careful about what tips you put into practice. There are a lot of talented photographers out there who are happy to share their knowledge and experience, but there are also plenty of wannabes who spread false information that can be harmful to your development as a photographer. Try to obtain knowledge from well-known photographers who don't need introduction.
Apart from the usual "shoot in RAW", "switch to manual "and "always change position", there's valuable knowledge to be gained from listening to the right people.
Of course, and I'm sure you already know this, no amount of reading tips and tricks or watching video tutorials will help you be a better photographer if you don't pick up your camera and start shooting. It's the best way to improve your photography and it can replace reading tips and tricks. It doesn't go the other way around though.
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Here's an awesome video from B&H with the talented and experienced Tim Grey sharing some of his memorable experiences.