Can I still be a photography major and not know much about a camera?

Ok so I am a pretty good teen amateur photographer according to my friends and family and I have a decent camera, I just know nothing about a camera, I would love to have my own business in photography I can take excellent pictures though. But I don’t know if I could get a photography minor or even a major without knowing that kind of stuff. I’m a junior in high school and I really need to start looking at colleges. Anyone have any tips?


  1. Perki88, 27. August 2010, 22:25

    If you are putting everything on automatic and getting good pictures you are just lucky. To be able to repeat what you have done and to be able to put out good results under various conditions are the requirements of a professional photographer. In order to do that, you must understand your camera. Can you imagine saying to a bride , “I can’t shoot your wedding today because the light isn’t what I need.”?

  2. Rashon H, 27. August 2010, 23:16

    no,you wont know whats where

  3. Candid Chris, 28. August 2010, 0:01

    Since you know how to at least spell photography, why not?

  4. fhotoace, 28. August 2010, 0:26

    You will learn all you need to know about cameras once you are in school. Most of the classes will start you using a 35 mm SLR or other film camera.

    School is where you learn all that stuff. If you knew it already, why would you need school?

  5. Kahless, 28. August 2010, 0:34

    Can you be a doctor and not know anything about the human body?

  6. Green Man, 28. August 2010, 0:57

    well what a better time to start then.

    btw, critiques need to be done by people other than friends and family, naturally they will say it’s good, how are you going to learn if no one tells you how to improve?

  7. Alex, 28. August 2010, 1:03

    i would buy a digital slr and start experimenting taking pictures.


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