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Brownie
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Pursue what you want to! And maybe I’ve just got my head in the clouds, but I would focus more on learning the art of photography instead of learning business. It seems like ‘business-first’ photographers aren’t nearly as creative  as their counterparts.

The best way to improve technically (that I could definitely attest to) is using a film slr, and making darkroom prints. Now, I realize that it isn’t the easiest or cost efficient method. But it makes every shutter click matter so much more, and it strips away some of the frills of digital photography and stresses the craft of producing a quality image. and not to mention, a negative has so much more information than your sensor probably does, just a suggestion from a guy studying photography in college

 

What I would also stress is look into the great photographers like Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Helen Levitt, William Eggleston, etc etc. and see how they deal with certain lighting, certain framing and compositional aspects of using the frame, technical stuff like that.

 

Hope this helps!!