im 16, in year 11, and want to be a sports photographer in the future, particularly extreme sports (skateboarding, snowboarding, bmx, etc...) the mother thinks i should go to university once i finish college and do photography there, but i cant see how this would really make any difference. i think the time would better be spent actually going out doing the photography, building up a portfolio and skills, and also working, getting money for the better equipment. i say itll make no difference weather you have a degree or not, its just going to be how good your portfolio is going to be that will be the difference between a job or not. however, i dont know much about anything, so your input would be greatly appreciated. any pro photogs about, how did you get to where you are, and what would you recommend? as i said, any advice is greatly appreciated.