Did any of you ladies go to school for photography?

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Cassandra83's picture
Joined: 10/01/07
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Did any of you ladies go to school for photography?

Well I didn't and Would love to Go once the baby is 1 or 2 years old.

I think there is a lot more that I need to learn.

Most the stuff I know is from books and You ladies

So do you think its a Good idea or Should I just continue reading online and books to further learn? ?

Joined: 10/20/07
Posts: 480

I am far from Pro, but never took any classes or anything. Everything I have learned has been from here, ILP and online tutorials on youtube or something...

AmberBella's picture
Joined: 02/15/07
Posts: 1831

Nope...not one single class. Couldn't be a bad idea to actually go to school for photography, but it's entirely possible to make a great career and get really good without formal training IMHO.

Muddee's picture
Joined: 03/13/08
Posts: 2119

I have not gone to school for photography.

I say go for it, the local college here has a certificate, I've wanted it since I attended to get my business degree. I hope to go back to school and get a photography certificate once Natalie is in school full time.

marymoonu's picture
Joined: 03/15/08
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If you can do it, do it! I would LOVE to... I have just been trying to learn based on books and practice, which is perfectly fine. But I think I would learn more efficiently if I had someone to teach me. The trial and error approach that I have been doing on my own takes lots of time and patience, and sometimes I feel like I'm just sorta meandering aimlessly. I just think to have someone experienced with a structured approach to learning would be so helpful. I'm 99.9% sure I'll never go to school for it, though... I've already got a doctorate (totally unrelated to photography) and a full-time job... Plus with the kiddos... Just no time or energy left for more school. But I'd still love it and I'd do it if I felt I had the right opportunity.

Cassandra83's picture
Joined: 10/01/07
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"marymoonu" wrote:

If you can do it, do it! I would LOVE to... I have just been trying to learn based on books and practice, which is perfectly fine. But I think I would learn more efficiently if I had someone to teach me. The trial and error approach that I have been doing on my own takes lots of time and patience, and sometimes I feel like I'm just sorta meandering aimlessly. I just think to have someone experienced with a structured approach to learning would be so helpful. I'm 99.9% sure I'll never go to school for it, though... I've already got a doctorate (totally unrelated to photography) and a full-time job... Plus with the kiddos... Just no time or energy left for more school. But I'd still love it and I'd do it if I felt I had the right opportunity.

I agree 100% LOL

Joined: 07/30/06
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I have, sort of. I did a year of photography lessons as part of my forensics course. That said, only the first part related to the basics then we moved on to things specifically related to forensic photography. Catch lights, portraits, etc (basically anything creative) wasn't really relevant. And it was so long ago (2004) that I've been relearning the basics from books when I can find the time.

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Joined: 11/07/07
Posts: 1796

I took one photography class and found that I learned so much more on my own (research, websites, and discussion boards) that I'm choosing to learn that way then from formal 'school' training. I have plenty of local photog friends that I can bounce information and ideas off of. That to me has been more valuable than anything.