Last Tuesday night I was privileged to be part of a panel discussion about photography at the Aperture Foundation in New York. The nominal topic of the discussion was supposed to have been the confluence of art and commerce, but everybody really wanted to talk about strategies for young photographers to get started in the field. No one had better advice than our panel leader, Charles Traub (left), a talented photographer whose day job is being chairman of the School of Visual Arts’s photography MFA program. His closing remarks for the evening were drawn from his 2006 book “The Education of a Photographer" (Allworth Press, $19.95). They were so clever, and so based in the modern reality of photography, at least as seen by the chairman of a major photography program, that I thought I would print them here.