Brooks Instuite in Santa Barbara

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  1. tylerbiss

    tylerbiss TPF Noob!

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    I was wondering if anyone on this forum, has attened or is currenlty enrolled in the brooks instuite of photography. I am planning on attending next semester. I am very scared because i am making a huge decision to transfer here. I guess i just don't know what to expect. I am afraid that i will be over my head when entering my classes. I'm a self taught photographer and haven't had any schooling. I've heard Brooks is suppose to be the best but it is rather a far distance away from my home town of Kentucky. i guess i'm just looking for some advice or encouragement about the Institue.
     
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    I have a buddy who started going there just last year. He had great interest, but not a lot of experience in photography, and I think he's doing fine. Studying photography in sunny, southern California sounds like a blast to me. On the other hand, I'm sure there are good photography courses closer to home too.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have no first-hand info, but have been told for decades that this is THE school. I remember hearing twenty yeas ago that a Brook's grad can work ANYWHERE... National Geographic, Kodak,... ANYWHERE.

    Good luck! And, keep us informed.
     
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    I was just looking at there site.

    I was enterested because all the other photography schools are art schools who just happen to have a photography degree.

    But brooks has like 7 different directions you can take with photography.
    Much better than just having a generalized photography degree I think.

    I hope to be there in a couple years.

    Good luck dude.
     
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    I've had the pleasure of working with 2 Brooks grads during a workshop with a pro last February. I don't know if they are typical Brooks grads but they were 2 of the most well educated (about photo stuff), helpful people I've ever met. If I could have gone there, I would have - no question!
     
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    $24 thousand a year.

    Awesome...
     
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    i goto the art institute of seattle and i have an instructor that graduated from there... hes says they are trained to be the best but there are things that ive been taught that they dont teach... i saw both portfolios reviews from both school and i noticed that there were really similar in quality.. also if i remember.. brooks is a 3-4 year and while my school is only 2 year... ive also already networked with microsoft, qwest, and other smaller companies... so, i would also say look into the Ai's of the states... they have good programs as well..
     

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