Check out this great post on aphotoeditor.com on becoming a photographer through the route of assisting. Fantastic advice if you’re wanting to get to the top. The world of becoming a professional photographer is not an easy one, but there are many different routes that get you there. This is just one. The best way to learn about the business hands down is working on set with the pros. In my opinion, photography school is for the birds. If you’re an assistant already, this article has some wonderful words of wisdom. Getting this info before I started out would have made life easier.