October 20, 2012 @ 23:55:53
Am thinking about transferring to Parsons next year for photography and am not too confident in my photography, lets say am my hardest critic. So, if you can give me a constructive criticism i will appreciate it.

October 21, 2012 @ 05:50:23
is there a reason why you want to go to a school for photography?
October 21, 2012 @ 15:33:45
It looks like you just started doing photography. If you're using digital stick it in M mode and start learning the basics and build from the ground up. Everything will improve then. Considering you are taking mainly portraits focus on that and look up famous portrait photographers and see how their work is different from yours and how you can improve to become better.

I don't think going to school for photography is necessarily a bad idea, but I personally think it would be a waste of money. I've learned everything without taking a class just by doing and not watching. Meaning get out, shoot, see what you like/dont like/where you can improve upon, then take that knowledge to the next time you go out shooting. If you're serious about photography by all means go for it, but you would be better off majoring in business and taking a few elective classes for photography to see if you really want to do it.

October 21, 2012 @ 23:37:45
I only use the aperture priority mode. And art is basically the main thing am interested in, photography just stuck with me ever since high school.
October 22, 2012 @ 15:15:44
you should consider just going to the school of Google and save your money.
October 22, 2012 @ 16:56:05
You need to learn how to use Manual whether or not you only use aperture priority mode. Sometimes automatic modes just arent good enough - you need to have a full understanding of aperture iso and shutter speed...and learning in manual is the best way..

this is without talking about light/shadows/framing..etc

photography school is unnecessary to me. Your work is your portfolio. use the free tools available. school cannot teach you creativity.
November 07, 2012 @ 00:41:47
Don't waste your time and money going to school for photography...
November 12, 2012 @ 16:33:29
I mostly do street photography, shooting in AM saves me the trouble of resetting every time the lighting and exposure changes. Yeah, sometimes i don't get exactly get what i want, but it does save a lot of time. I only shoot in manual mode when am shooting at a single spot and i have already set the right settings.
November 12, 2012 @ 19:03:04
depends on what you're trying to get out of it.

do you want this to be your job? are you going to pay the bills with this or is it just a hobby you want to get better at?

think about that then make an appointment to speak with one of the photography professors at parsons. they will actually tell you not to go to parsons if it's not right for you. show them your pics and see what they say.
November 12, 2012 @ 19:11:54
i wouldnt spend money going to school for photography. go to workshops, use magazines, use the internet.
November 12, 2012 @ 20:13:27
there's a alot you won't learn if you don't go to school. you'll only figure it out years later by trial and error.
in the end, it depends on what you want to do with it.
November 13, 2012 @ 00:06:52
I want to do this for a living. I wouldn't go to school for a hobby.
November 13, 2012 @ 06:45:12
taking classes will definitely give you a leg up on the competition.
take advantage of the technical info of how the camera works as much as possible.
which settings produce what kind of photo etc.
there's a lot of great stuff online but it doesn't compare to a good classroom.

in the mean time here's some links to help you out.

you don' t need a $2000 camera to take this kind of picture.
just gotta learn the shutter/iso/arpeture settings so you let enough light in and still have the photo be in focus.
don't have a fast lens? use a tripod. some links about how to take this kind of photo. (read the part about depth of field) (read the part about raise your iso)

November 14, 2012 @ 19:06:01
@og9000 so what you gonna do bro? skip school?
January 04, 2013 @ 00:19:36
@og9000 so what you gonna do bro? skip school?
Thinking about going to Parsons, but not for photography. I still have my eyes set on doing photography for a living. But, getting a BA in Art & Design won't hurt either. And nasmatic i have little or no interest in taking pics like that. Too heavily edited. Keeping things natural and honest as possible is what am generally trying to achieve. Is a alright picture if you into that kind of photography.
January 09, 2013 @ 08:40:09
Hey I wouldn't go to school, I would buy a macbook pro and a dslr and get a job at a retail store and search google for the syllabus of college courses on photography. Also you can  visit the colleges and audit the classes or call the instructors and ask for a list of good books to buy off a used book website with a secured student credit card. There a millions of people who regret going to school and racking up debt that they will die with. Work now play later.

Search amazon for 
Photography:by Barbara London
Thats the book they used at my old school.
January 09, 2013 @ 10:36:57
Personally it sounds like a waste of money to me.

However I'm all for doing what you love and want in life. So if this is it, go for it. 

I wouldn't hinge everything on this though - I'd have a back up plan and the funds to implement it if/when being a photographer didn't work out. 
January 09, 2013 @ 22:13:56
Regardless if someone wants to become a photographer and goes to school for it, it would be wise to at least minor in business if they want to do photography as a profession.

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