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sanya s. sanya s. Post 46 of 52
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im 10 {im young i know} but i dont know were i can start being a photogrgher.........
ive always liked photogrghy but for a summer job i bet noone will hire me as a helper or assitant what shall i do???
Deleted user Deleted user Post 47 of 52
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Most comments here contribute valid points. Here's my summary:

Photography is a vast subject where there are many specialisms. Don't stress about what yours is for now but try all and don't keep repeating what you find easy. Sometimes what you find hard and challenging can reveal stuff you never thought before. Take risks. Always ask why and how.

What do you like, who's work do you admire, ask why? go and see their shows/exhibitions. Read journals, books, mags and watch films. But balance knowledge and enquiry with practice and observation. Do not compromise a photo opportunity with inconvenience to your comfort zone.

Know your camera but don't get too precious with it. To start with take it everywhere you go. It's always good to edit your thinking and review but sometimes don't think and edit. Your instinct can be your best asset. Basically be organic.

In todays world especially it is always good to be technically well versed and have the business savvy to put yourself out there (marketing). But first you need something to market - work with substance and you get this with knowledge, experience and vision. This will come in time and you can't rush experience/time:)

Technique is nothing without vision.

Learn your craft but also learn to see.
(You can look but you don't always see).

Hope this helps a little:)
sanya s. sanya s. Post 48 of 52
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im only ten -i might be the youngest here- but i started out taking pictures of my friends and i my mom as practice and now my mom is going to find me a small summer job as a assistent like on photo shootds with some pros and taking pictures of her friends and that stuff but i think u shoud start as a assitent on shoots and stuff
ernestlsmith ernestlsmith Post 49 of 52
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Read read read and shoot as much as you can.You can make it i did
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Surinder Singh Surinder Singh Post 50 of 52
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If you are seriously interested in creative photography then you must have an eye of Artist first. Then build your portfolio and create your own website to market as I did...
http://www.SinghStyleStudio.com
photohood photohood Post 51 of 52
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Maturity is still very, very important. So don't be impatient if you are planning a career as a photograph.
abross abross Post 52 of 52
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Unfortunately, it would not be that easy to start with a photography business most especially if you do not have the proper contact people to help you land more jobs relating to it.

From being able to go with the right stuff, you just have to go with what you know is best. Try working for a firm for the mean time until you are able to build a good client list you can already deal with freelance.
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