A few photography school related questions.
for those who went to school, do you feel like you learned a great amount, or was it more of a business decision to have a diploma.
And from 1 to 10, where would you say you were at before and then after 1 = not knowing you can take off the lens on a slr. 10 = Neuroanatomist
And lastly, could you have learned the same from the internet and experienced friends?
Having a mentor that can share experiences is the one of the best way to learn other than learning directly from experience. It's just the same when you go to school. You might have been taught the same subject and same amount of theories as that with other students but it doesn't mean that what you learn is on par with what others learn. It always depends on the person on how fast can he assimilate the knowledge and put them to use in the real world. That said, you'd still be better off learning from a guru. Of course any avenues of learning is always welcome.
One more thing, please learn more on the art of real photography. Sometimes, we tend to be pixel-peepers/tech-heads. There's nothing wrong with that except that if we do that, we are forgetting the real essence of why we are taking pictures.