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Where do I start to become a Photographer?

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Taylor’s Answer

Think about what aspect of photography you want to work in or operate as. You can get formal training at a local community college or university. You can also self educate and learn via the internet and start to build your own personal portfolio of photos as practice.
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Miranda’s Answer

Just do it! Photographers are everywhere on Instagram, and it's easy to find many whose work inspires you. Then, just start taking pictures! DSLRs are great because they allow you more options and control over taking your pictures and editing them (manual settings, exposure times, etc) but phone cameras have come such a long way too, that there's really no excuse to not just start where you are.
Posting pictures you take on Instagram, maybe on a different photography-only account of yours, can help you see your progress and get your work out there. And networking with other photographers either on social media or at in-person meetups can help you open your eyes to different perspectives. Just like with anything else, practice is essential to getting good at photography. Just go for it, relish any feedback you get, and learn from it. And enjoy the process!
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Jessica’s Answer

Just start taking photos and take photos often, wherever you go. Invest in a DSLR, learn about your camera and try to get comfortable with Manual mode where you can manipulate the aperture and shutter speed to influence how your photos look initially. It's better to try to get your photos to come out as close to the way you want them to in your initial shot rather than relying exclusively on post-editing software (such as Lightroom or Photoshop). Try to practice setting up shots with backdrops and lighting rather than solely relying on candid shots or natural lighting. Some local art studios and colleges might offer some one-off photography courses to teach you the basics of setting up a shot or using a camera. That might help you get a head start on photography basics before you get into college if you plan to go to a university or community college for a photography degree.
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