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?
Edit- I do consider photography a form of art and when I said learn, I meant more than just the tech aspect.
I agree with many of the previous posts that either say the following or I just decided to add now...
- "Proper" Schooling will help you know what you should know, what you don't know and how/why you should go about knowing more. It gives you perspective.
- If you are proficient in the technical, take more classes in the art aspects, if you are already art savvy and need technical, put more emphasis there. Make it count.
- Decide if the investment in classes is prudent for the ROI when you're done. If not, review your goals first.
- We all excel at what we are good at in our comfort zones. Classes may force you to go outside that zone and learn things you've ignored or put off before.
Keep in mind that if you are considering classes to become a professional photographer + primary breadwinner for your family, think long and hard. The photography profession, esp these days, is a very tough field to provide for a family with. It would have to be your dream job in a big way to not go crazy.