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Jim’s Answer

Dear Lexis,

It deepen what kind of Photographer you want to be, Do you want to be a journalist or a fashion photographer or a product photographer? But before you can become a photographer you have to be interested in what you're shooting, otherwise no matter how good your theory is, you'll never get it right.

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David’s Answer

Well, Lexis, you do not indicate what genre of photography you are interested in. So, if you are interested in advertising or commercial photography, I would suggest Art Center in L A. If you interested in photojournalism, I would suggest the U of Missouri school of journalism. The Rhode Island School of Design is also a very fine school.

However, you do not need to go to the "best" school to work as a photographer. A good liberal arts degree , working knowledge of a camera and the ability to produce good images are a great start for this line of work.


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Mindy’s Answer

I’ve never studied photography as a student but have toyed with the idea of majoring in it while going to art school. A lot of the photography I do have been self taught and was able to land me jobs with the work I’ve done without getting any formal learning.

That being said...the best photography schools that I’m familiar with: SVA, Parsons School for Design (I am an alumna), Pratt Design Institute, maybe RISD, Savannah Arts, CalArts.


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Priyam’s Answer

As per my research, the 'best' is necessarily subjective. Two schools that have outstanding programs in photography are the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara and the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

At the same time, I'll suggest checking out a few online courses on Udemy, Linda.com etc. to upgrade/learn basic photography skills.

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Cyril’s Answer

Found this website useful

https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-with-photography/s/texas/

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Christopher’s Answer

Well I started making money as a Photographer self taught. I believed in myself, and my skill...but this was after lots of practice, and study. Then later on when dealing with art directors, etc. I decided that I needed to fill in the holes in my education. I took the online course from the New York Institute of Photography and completed it. I've also taken courses in various workshops to get myself studio experience. Now I do freelance work of all types (Product, Portraits, Actor's Headshots, Real Estate, and sometimes as a stringer for a newspaper here in Atlanta).

Christopher recommends the following next steps:

Lots of good basic photography lessons on Youtube.
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