Too Young to start?

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  1. Emma14

    Emma14 TPF Noob!

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    I'm only 14, But im really in to photography. I'm getting a new camera for christmas- so from then i'm just going to be experimenting i really want to learn alot here. i have taken a few photos of hamsters so far. Some views of my hometown too. Should i keep going with what im doing so i have some information on taking photos in my head for when i come to pick my GCSE's
     
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    you're definately not too young!
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    errm, how can be too young to take photos? ;)..
    welcome anyway :)
     
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    Good stuff, i just thought i was getting carried away in this photo world. Its getting all to my head
    Thanks for the welcome :biggrin:
     
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    No such thing as too young in this game! I only got into photography year or so ago at the age of 20 and wish I had started a lot earlier as I've probably missed millions of photo opportunities. (Trying to make up for it now though :))

    Wish I had taken photography at GCSE or A Level too, think I might even go back to college some day and do it.
     
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    You have any ideas of what options i would have to take on as a GCSE? Art+Design? Graphics in Design&Tech.. ICT? i have no idea!
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I don't know how you would do photography in GCSE (possibly in art/design like you said) but I took an A-level in Photography, and if that's an option for you then I definitely recommend taking it. There's relatively little 'work' involved so it might be possible to do it in addition to the full complement of more academic subjects (and this handily avoids the inevitable accusations of choosing it as a doss subject!)

    Most of the time was spent in the darkroom, processing film and making black and white prints - school or college can offer a (now fairly rare) opportunity to work in an actual darkroom instead of a converted bathroom etc.
    Of course in the very few years since I did it, it may have been decided that digital is the way to go and the darkrooms all been replaced by PCs. Either way, it's a great opportunity to learn and to practice.
     
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    JimmyJaceyMom TPF Noob!

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    just to prove you aren't too young my son is three and he has a digital camera already! It's the indestructable Fisher Price one! He loves it.
     
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    Welcome! You are never too young and never too old!
     
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    Ab$olut TPF Noob!

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    Earlier the better :) wish I had started around your age as now I'd probally be awsome! :D
     
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    Not too young at all! I'm 14 myself, and I'm already addicted.
     
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    I started with an early 1970 Pentax at the age of 12 or 13 - and haven't turned back. The extra bonus, is with school your projects are generally - well - a little more classy, when you have your own photos instead of thumbnail size ones taken off the net and upsized 500x for a presentation. :) Welcome to TPF
     

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