There are so many creative ways to express yourself. Try these other ideas:

Film-making—Pour your heart into a short film, or take funny videos of your pets to post on Instagram or Vine. Let the cameras roll as you document the world.

Writing—Get cozy with your favorite book, or grab pen and paper to start writing the next great novel/screenplay. Get addicted to the art of words.

Painting & Drawing—Bring out the beauty in the world around you, and bring your visions to life. Say a thousand words with your works of art.

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Get Moving

Just go out there and explore photography at your school, community and more:

  • Join the Photography Club (or similar) at your school or community
  • Join your school’s yearbook staff as a photographer
  • Check out local art and photography galleries
  • Visit local art museums, like the Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Go to your local botanical gardens and practice different kinds of camera shots.

Stay Focused

Focus on photography, keep improving, and have fun as you set and fulfill goals:

  • Thinking of studying photography in college? High school classes to help you prepare include: Photography, Computer Graphics, Computer Applications, Art, and Art History
  • Take a photography class or workshop
  • Take University of Hawaii’s non-credit courses on photography and digital media

Get Involved

Great minds think alike. Connect and work with other people who like photography as you reach your dream:

  • Volunteer at a local museum, like Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Volunteer with a local photographer that you admire: Helping them can help you learn more about what kind of work a photographer does
  • Get experience developing pictures or selling photography equipment
  • Find a summer internship working with photography