I have recently been given the opportunity to change careers and I would love to take pictures for a living. I have called a few studios that were hiring but a portfolio wasn't good enough, they wanted to see some schooling. I'm currently looking for a good mentor to see if I can hack it in the photography business but I would like to show that I'm taking some sort of schooling to go along with it. This brings me to my question...Are there any good online or learn at home photography classes that wouldn't get me laughed at when talking to a mentor or a future employer??. Thanks for any help that comes along.