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I want to become a Photographer

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Balaji’s Answer

Hi Neha,


Photography is the science, art and practice of creating images. First I would want you to choose which type of photography you are interested in. There are different types: Amateur, Commercial, Art & Science and forensics. Each of these have their subdivisions like the Commercial has sub types like Advertising, Fashion, Still Life, Food, Editorial, Portrait, Landscape, Wildlife, Paparazzi, Pet etc. Choose what type of Photographer you want to become.


Next step, start taking photos of the ones that you are most interested in. Initially, do not use a camera itself. Use an android smartphone and download apps which give full camera control (Control of aperture, focus, shutter speed, ISO etc). Learn how all these controls affect the image quality and play with these controls. It will take time but dedicate yourself and try to take images of all types so that you can learn the most. Once you have found a passion for it, then you might want to try out few cameras.


Approach a known photographer for learning usage of cameras and once you have the basics, take up professional courses in photography which will give you advanced skill set in photography. It takes lot of time and dedication but you will surely love it once you have mastered the art.


All the best and choose and chase your passion.

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Sathyanarayanan’s Answer


  1. Start taking photos using any mobile / smart phone

  2. Take different types of pictures under different lighting, colour etc.

  3. After 1 or 2 years of experience approach a good photographer for advice and tune your skills

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Senthil’s Answer

Steps to Becoming a Photographer. Choose the Right Education. There are photography programs designed to match each student's career goals and level of educational commitment.

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Rathan’s Answer

fist step for becoming a photographer is taking mentor ship from a professional and you need to spend lots of time on field work

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Bindu’s Answer

Hi Neha,
Photography can be a passion or a profession. It is you who have to decide how to take it forward. If it is a passion you can start using any cameras for clicking random pictures as you like.The type of camera you need will depend on the type of photography you are doing.
Types of Photography are like
Nature Photography
Still Life Photography
Abstract Photography
Portrait Photography
Fashion Photography
Advertising Photography
Wildlife photography
Wedding Photography and many more.
You can select any kind according to your passion.
Start using a basic camera first and step by step by you can go to higher versions.
If you are choosing it as a profession you can learn the same through courses. BS - Photography is one among them. You can also do other related courses like animation, graphics, editing along with this for a better career options.
Top Colleges where you can pursue a photography related courses are LLA-Ooty, Osmania University-Hyderabad, AAFT-Noida and many more.
Also you can interact with any known professional photographer for better guidance.
All the best

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Sajan’s Answer

You may want to consider clicking a lot of photographs with different subject and light conditions to start and it you want the take this up at a professional level you may want the take up as professional photography course such as "DIPLOMA IN PHOTOGRAPHY".

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Arnie’s Answer

Buy a camera step 1. Or use your cellphone If you don't have one. But practice your craft daily. Go on Pinterest and look up some styles that you like and try and replicate them yourself! That's what I did!

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