Happy Holidays, Kristen! Photography, from the Greek words meaning "to draw with light", has existed as art and science in descriptions by Aristotle and Euclid since the 5th and 4th centuries, B.C. From pinholes to photo-etching, blueprints to x-rays, large format film to SD cards, photography has continued to evolve in new directions that we can barely keep up with!
With all things, practice makes perfect, photography included. With the new age of digital photography, you can practice as much as you want since you don't have to buy film anymore! You can "process", or edit your pictures on any computer, no need for a darkroom and chemicals! And with sites like this for ideas
, you'll only get better the more you take pictures!