A few beginner questions

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  1. Sirene

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    Okay so I'm a complete beginner, but I spend a lot of time watching photography and try to learn a little.

    I want to learn and be an expert and make amazing pictures in the next year and the next few years make it as part-time career.

    My question is this: Can I learn by myself, the net and good books ? Or that would make me lose a lot of time.

    I'm interessed in taking the program of the New York Institute of photography ( It's a distance class, as I live in Canada ), is that a good school in your opinion ?

    Also is there photographers who has great careers working only with digital photography as I'm not so interessed in learning film-based cameras, it seems more complicated to me ... ?

    Thanks for any help and input, I appreciate it :D
     
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    You can DEFINATELY learn a lot by yourself with the help of websites and books. Take a look at wikipedia. They tell you a LOT of information and have helped me learn a lot of terms and such.

    I have never herd anything about that school so I cant comment there

    Yes there are MANY photographers who use digital. Professional Photography is starting to lean mainly towards digital from what I know. It doent hurt to know how to use film tho.
     
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    The first thing you need to learn is that it isn't quite as easy as that. If it were full time College courses wouldn't be three years long ;)
     
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    Thanks for your answers
     
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    I am enrolled in NYIP and I love it. I highly suggest the courses.
     

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