I am wondering what steps you had to take to get where you are at now. Did you guys major in art or photography? Is it helpful or unnecessary? Did you jump right into opening your business? Was it just a hobby turned professional? I guess I am asking because I am currently at a financial disposition and since I am new to the field and don't have a professional camera (just a normal p&s), I am wondering if I should just stick with a job first to afford a decent camera first and then decide what to do next from there or if I should somehow find a way into affording photography programs or courses and using the good ol' credit card to just invest in the equipment now. yes, I am being quite vulnerable (well at least my standard of it) and am looking forward to some advice. Thanks all.