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Read this guide by Ken Rockwell: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/go-pro.htm is totally enlightening... If you don't have time to read it, let me summarise it: do not go professional. The article a little bit dream shattering, but the sad truth is that very few people can make a living with photography (many try and most struggle), if you really like ...


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The free resource you point to (digital photography school) has a great reputation and produces quality content. Start there and don't think about spending money until you start feeling like you you find yourself unable to push your craft forward with the resources available. When you're ready to start investing in being taught, take a look at resources like ...


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I can't speak from personal experience on the topic of paid vs free web seminars, but I have been a business analyst for 30+ years, where these sorts of decisions are daily challenges. Nearly all business is about making decisions with lots of unknowns. I suggest you rephrase your question a little bit: As a beginner, with limited funds, how do I most ...


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I have no doubt that the information you need can be found on the internet for free. It's a matter of you knowing what you need to learn and going and finding it. You won't find the best articles on every photographic subject on one site, nor will you find it in any course. If you take the time to look around you can find the information from a number of ...


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Addressing the question from this point: leading on to a career change into photography A photography career is actually not really about photography, thats just what you produce. A career is either getting a job from someone else, in which case you need to have self marketing skills, networking, and get lucky, or it's about creating your own business ...


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I know you are in the UK but you mentioned the potential to learn via distance. I personally have been looking into this course, as a few friends of mine have raved about it. The institute is located in Australia, but can do everything via online course. http://www.thephotographyinstitute.com.au It's pretty cheap (At least by Australian standards) so I ...


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Being a professional photographer is not about taking great photos. Its about running a business. It requires that you sell your services. If you are not comfortable doing sales, you are not going to succeed. Watch this video from Zack Arias, he describes what he did the first time he tried to be in the business. There is a long list of mistakes, starting ...


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London School of Photography is offering 5-day courses on "Photojournalism & Street Photography". The courses run from Monday to Friday, with Wednesday reserved for homework on your own. The courses are held roughly monthly with next one starting on July 11th. Price: £595.


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There are loosely three general options for courses: self paced training from training materials, such as those offered by the Open University in the UK; brand specific courses, such as those endorsed by Canon and offered by Experience Seminars in the UK; and also courses that are for specific disciplines within photography. Of course, all of these type of ...


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I'm a happy customer of Adorama, and they have a whole slew of online videos at Adorama Learning Center My wife has recently decided that she wants to buy her first dSLR and I pointed her at the D3100 review and she liked it because rather than facts and figures, it described more how you would use the camera in terms that she could understand.


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In my non-existent recent experience you can count on diyphotography.net for gear ideas, on the strobist.blogspot.com.ar for learning light, and with some of that new make-shift/make-do knowledge to look at amazing looking pictures from other people. And most of it cost little to nothing!


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I would personally start with some basic to advanced art course on photography and some courses in business. You could probably get started even with a simple community college. I'm sure there must be generally good options around London. You could also look for local photography groups that may have training in the area that might be cheaper than a full ...


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This is a dilemma most of us face when getting into photography. I would suggest that you start reading some books or visit the innumerable sites available in the internet for learning the basics of photography. Understand the terms and techniques and put it in practice by taking pictures. Again read a different topic and practice it with your camera. With ...


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I don't think anyone should hire or develop a liking because photographer has a degree/certificate, His work should do for him and the biggest certificate would be experience.


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Every nikon user gets a free crash course about basic photography on the purchase of Nikon camera. try and consult your retailer he may provide you with some detail . or if it is not available at your location, you can learn basic photography from the nikon website itself. http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-Explore/index.page


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There are many excellent online sources for learning different aspects of photography. What I've yet to find offered free of charge (though it may well be out there somewhere) is a good methodical course that begins with the assumption you know little to nothing about photography and systematically covers everything from the ground up. We all learn ...


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I haven't taken this workshop personally, but I've seen her lectures which are profound. If you like Mary Ellen Mark's vision, then learn from the master herself: http://www.maryellenmark.com/workshops/oaxaca/oaxaca_workshop_info.html



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