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The Question:
from Jill H. Oldfield Newbie

Hi I'm Jill and I too am extremly new to photograhpy. I have always enjoyed taking snapshots of people and places in my travels, however I have never had any formal instruction in photography. I especially enjoy taking photos of children, so much so, that I hope to make a career out of it. I just don't know where to start. Any suggestions?

 Previous Response:
from Shannon Deniz
on March 19, 2004
 Hi Jill-

I recommend taking one of the online courses offered at I have taken several myself and they are amazing. The assingments are really creative and helpful as are the instructors.

Shannon Previous Response:
from Jim Miotke
on September 18, 2004
 Thanks, Shannon. Yes, I have to agree - even if I was not biased, the courses are really excellent. Also, there are several free articles and tips at, if you would like to stick your toe in the water before diving into the deep end. 

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