Angelica | future photographer

Click! That's the sound I want to hear every day. It's the sound of a photographer at work. When I go into my career, I want to be a photographer. I want to be a photographer because you can take beautiful pictures and capture perfect moments so they can be had forever. I would like to go into nature photography more because I really like to take pictures of pretty flowers and big trees. I also like how peaceful it is while I am taking the pictures.

Before going into the photography business, you should get an education. There are several types of studies that include photography like general art/art studies, commercial photography, general visual & performing arts and several more. You should learn everything known to man about the camera and all of the different settings on it. To be a photographer some important skills that you should have are listening, speaking, social perceptiveness and instructing. All of these will help in the photography business.

An opportunity that you could have in photography is for millions of prints of your work be sold. I think that is the greatest opportunity. You could also be hired by a really famous magazine company, such as National Geographic.

To learn more about photography, I picked up a camera and took some shots. By looking at those, I discovered what I needed to do to make it look better. I learned more about it by trial and error. I also used the internet to learn about the different settings of the camera and what they all do. I really enjoy photography and I love what the final products look like. That is why I would like to be a photographer.

Angelica's essay appears here as written, to preserve the young author’s unique voice and individual writing style. However, we have deleted personally identifiable information to protect the student’s privacy.