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How do I begin to pursue a career in photography?

I have been working as an occupational therapist for 10 years but have a passion for photography.. I don't really know where to start when it comes to pursuing it as a career, and feel somewhat daunted by the idea of trying to work in what feels like an "exclusive" arena. I don't necessarily even need to rely on photography as my sole source of income, but would love to find a way to earn some money doing what I love. Any links to helpful websites or people who are willing to mentor would be most appreciated.

Asked By: Beth - 8/13/2007
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You do not need to go to formal school to become a photographer but you have to learn it from somewhere be it from a class room environment or from you reading and doing things on your own... More
Answered By: nikonfotos100 - 8/14/2007
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Enroll in a professional photography class at a University in your city.
Answered By: newyorkgal71 - 8/13/2007
 
I would suggest evening classes at your local college, learn the basics and decide what sort of photography interests you... More
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Answered By: alick40 - 8/14/2007
 
exclusive? of course, just like other tradespeople... More
Answered By: antoni m - 8/14/2007
 
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