Re: New to photography

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Posted by David Harris-Fried on March 14, 2000 at 08:30:58:

In Reply to: New to photography posted by Traci beatty on March 11, 2000 at 10:07:30:

: I'm just starting out in photography. So far my experience is limited to taking pics of my 1 year old daughter, family and friends. Everyone is encouraging me to go into photography as a profession. I need to know how to get started. Iam very enthusiatic about this endeavor and would appreciate any advice available.
: I now own a Canon EOS Rebel G and acouple of lenses, but know this won't be adequate to start a business.

I agree with Doug. Taking classes is the best way to learn about photography. It's also the most fun. One other thing you should consider as you venture into the realm of professional photography; your local newspaper. There may be a small daily or weekly that needs help with weekend or night photo assignments. Of course, if you live in metropoltian New York that won't be an option. But I live in Western Mass, and I made a lot of connections, and a few dollars doing that after college (but it's a lot of work for relatively little money-on the other hand, the experience I gained from the head photographer is priceless!).
At any rate, good luck. I hope it all works out for you.


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