Self taught or schooled

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  1. Dubie

    Dubie TPF Noob!

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    I was just wondering how many of you taught yourself photgraphy or were formally educated?
     
  2. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    self taught, no courses. and opened a photography book yesterday for the first time ever (and was a bit disappointed)!

    That is why most of my images are so poor and end up in the bloopers section ;)
     
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    DSLR noob TPF Noob!

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    Self taught but next year I am taking a class. A little bit for fun, a bit to see if I'll surprisingly learn anything(that'll probably come back to me and I'll learn a ton), and a bit to have an easy class I already should know well.
     
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    MikeR TPF Noob!

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    Self taught over 25 years, Now I teach others
     
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    lifeafter2am TPF Noob!

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    I took 4 years in highschool. Two were straight B&W photography, and two were with photoshop, scanning prints into the computer and doing stuff with them. Keep in mind that I graduated 6 years ago, the only digital cameras we had access too had a resolution of 640x480, the ones that took a floppy disk....

    I also took a few classes in college. Nothing major.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Dad threw me an old Nikon FE. I self taught myself through years of taking dodgy photos.
     
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    gmarquez TPF Noob!

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    Self taught, but I never really paid attention to what I was teaching myself.
     
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    Tolyk TPF Noob!

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    Pretty much what they said :p
     
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    Snyder TPF Noob!

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    I was formally educated at Defense Information School recieving college credits. Then from there I was taught by more expirenced photographers and I still consider myself still learning.
     
  10. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    My dad was a photographer for some magazines and I learnt a lot off him. Then he stopped and I taught myself for a few years. Then at uni I picked up a few classes and learnt a fair bit.

    I always try to learn things off other people at some stage - because they always know something you don't know. And if they don't teach you something completely knew - at least they'll show you a different way of thinking or doing things. hehehe or they'll prove that you were doing it right in the first place. :)
     
  11. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Self-taught, if you can call it that. Or "TPF-taught"?
    I have never ever in all my life had even the remotest chance to go to a class or any kind of schooling on photography. I wish I could now! I'd love to.
     
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    Seefutlung TPF Noob!

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    schooled ... majored in communications
     

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