Question by leahdeah2000: How do I start my photography career young?
I’m only 16 but photography is so intresting to me! I’ve heard of people starting photogrpahy at a young age, but I’m not quite sure how. Does anyone have any suggestions? I’ll be going to college next year and I’m planning on taking some photography classes there, but what can I do now to get a head start? Is there any suggested things to begin photographing? Any suggestions about anything is welcome!
Answer by AngiePangie
Try taking senior pictures for free for people at your school. Offer to put them on a cd for them for free. Don’t charge them anything, and don’t be insulted if they get their ‘real’ senior pics done by a real photographer. Doing this will give you a great learning experiance about lighting, shadowing, posing people to look natural, etc. If anything, it will give you great matierial to start a portfolio, and see if you like it. See if there’s a local fair that does photography contests. That’s another experience to see competion, and again to put something in a portfolio.
Good luck and have fun
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