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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:39 pm 
Hey Everyone!

Im really getting into photography
and I love all kinds of different photography.

What would be a dream come true to me would
be to have a job as a photographer for National
Geographic or be a photojournalist.What do YOU
guys think about the chances of getting a job like this
being.Also im 14 years old and have lots ahead of me
including A LOT of Practice in Photography

PS.Sorry i typed this kinda weird :P
Im a but tired time for some rest :D

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:20 pm 
Without seeing your work beforehand, it's hard to say. What I can tell you is that it's much harder now with almost anyone equipped to take pictures. Start low and you may well work towards your dream.

Get good technical grounding, shoot for a few local or student publications and get as much experience on your hands. Photojournalism has a big element of experience involved - knowing where to spot a good photo opportunity, knowing how to interact or when not to interact with your subject, and delivering images that fit the editorial brief. It's not something you can get out of a book - so get out there with your camera!

I'll be floating about on the forum for a little while longer. If you have specific questions, PM me.

Good luck.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:41 am 
i guess you need a lot of practice, produce high quality and creative works.
You might need a mentor who will provide feedback and guide you, and also learn how to market yourself.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:43 am 
Thanks for the replies! You guys here are so helpful :D

Ill Also be on here until my hands can't hold a camera anymore :P

Thanks again!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:08 am 
oh yea, if your school have student run publication, join to be a photographer and take assignments as your time permit (study still no 1). I learn a lot from it.

1. it will provide you a free training.
2. it will build up your portfolio and credibility

Helping pro photographers to be an assistant will work very good as well.
but since you're still very young, wait a couple more years :)


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