I go to art school and am pretty confident i will find good work after graduating. you just have to be smart, work hard and make yourself marketable. the whole starving artist stereotype is kind of skewed. for one thing, a lot of art types aren't really interested in making a lot of money, as apposed to a business major who obviously is. If you want to make money at it, it is definitely possible. im applying at a motion graphics firm right now that is grossing a mill+ per month and is literally turning away customers because they dont have the manpower for the work, and this is after drastically raising prices and hiring freelancers all over the world. at the same time, my dad has an MBA and has been in and out of work for the past 8-10 years or so. I dont know what the photography field is by my suggestion would be to diversify your studies a bit. at my school the photo department is huge and honestly it is is not a difficult craft, so i would imagine there is a huge supply of photographers out there. in addition to photography you should study video, graphic design, and web design. make yourself stand out. if you are smart about it and driven you can be successful at it.