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09/04/2019

has anyone got advice on how to become a photographer without studying it at college or uni?

QUESTION
has anyone got advice on how to become a photographer without studying it at college or uni?
i LOVE photography, but want to know how i can without going college and uni to study it..
i understand to read about it, etc etc but how do i get started, please someone helppp

ANSWER
How did I?, in a resume. Starting making simple photos. Trying to make something similar to art with a polaroid, loosing that camera in a taxi. Getting a basic film reflex and starting learning techbique, developping and making copies. Getting some books about technique. Getting bored of it and looking at photographers works. Thinking that Ansel Adans was the only photographer and admiring his work. Doing more photographs. Starting imagining how could I do something good. Parking Adams and lookibg for some others. Studying History of photography. Introducing and practicing alternative processes like gum dichromate and others. Making more photographs. Moving into photography contests. Particicipating in workshops with masters. Nkowing the work of more photographers. Getting more books. Writting something about photography. Publishibg a couple of books. Traveling. Photographing people. Going lazily into digital. Reading photography essays. Well. I’m alive