A special way to learn photography is through an internship.
There are several good points about this method:
1) You can earn money while learning—what is better than this?
2) You can deal with real life projects and can learn how to take photos in real practice
3) There will be a lot of mentors monitoring your work
4) You can interact with customers and you will be confident when they are happy with your work
However, just beware that if you do a poor job, it may mean that you are creating troubles to others. Therefore, I suggest choosing this method if you have a little bit of knowledge about photography first.