Are you self-taught or formally educated?

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  1. danza

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    Just curious...
     
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    I majored in Communications with a specialty in Journalism/Photo Journalism. And you?

    Gary
     
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    attempting to teach myself at the moment.
     
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    none of the above, yet.
     
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    Both really. I taught myself how to operate a camera manually using the metering system to get a correct exposure. After that was mastered I took a couple of special interest courses (48 total hours) at a local college for other aspects of photography such as Composition, Depth of Field, Various Lighting Techniques. We also did much photo critique of eash others work.
     
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    Self taught, but I do have an engineering background (electrical) that makes things easier.
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    Learning by trial and error.
    Always wanted to use that Asahi pentax slr by my self, when i was a kid, but had to be happy with a yashica MF2.
    Since I got my hands on a Sony digicam which had manual mode, I been trying to learn though trial an error.
    I'm an engineer too.
     
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    Mostly I've taught myself using the internet and some recommended reading to fine tune some things. I took a 7 day photography class at a community college, and by far learned more there than anywhere else so far. There is an advanced class coming up that I plan to take as well, that deals with more of the technical aspects of photography.
     
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    Alright, and how many of you can make a living from your photography, And has your training/non-training helped?
     
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    The success of an actual photography business has as much to do with your salesmanship, networking, and business skills as it does with your photography. I like to think that my photography is half decent, but my business/sales/networking skills are probably pretty lousy.
     
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    I did. A photo journalist is the best job in the world for a kid. But you gotta grow up one day (unless you live in Never-Never Land).

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