How to become a proffessional photographer?

My dream in life is to become a photographer for national geographic! i would love to be able to be the person that films the footage for movies like Life and shows on national geographic channel, or photograph the images for wildlife in national geographics magezines. im 15, and i have no idea how to "apply" for this job. like, how do i get hired? im not planning to try to be hired at my age right now obviously, but i would like to know because im starting to think about future plans. :) thanks!

Asked By: ian h - 8/14/2010
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Ian: Anything is possible--with the right preparation, determination, persistence... and a little bit of luck (being in the right place and the right time--and knowing how to capitalize on that luck) helps. Just know--that having your photograph published in National Geographic can be considered the Holy Grail of many... More
Answered By: Joe M. - 8/14/2010
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If I had a dollar for every time I heard this question, I would have some good money in my pocket... More
Answered By: cedykeman1 - 8/14/2010
Read the national Geographic website, they have it all right there. get a degree in something besides photography, and be a great photographer.
Answered By: Kevin K - 8/15/2010
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