A&P Any reputable photography schools out there?

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  1. tweekerz

    tweekerz New Member

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    Anyone know of any reputable art schools that offer a BFA in photography? Looking for Chicago, Manhattan, San Francisco, and Austin. Thanks!
     
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    there are tons dude, just look.

    chicago = columbia
    manhattan= FIT
    Santa Barbera= brooks
    rochester new york = RIT
     
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    I went to Brooks, but theres a bunch that are decent. But here's the thing, you have to really do your HW on the research and know what you want to get out of it and know you can make it afterwards. Having a BFA from a top school is worth about the same as my used toilet paper in the real world :hs:
     
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    u better be good if you wanna make a living with photography.
     
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    Bowzyr sup bro

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    Almost everyone I meet that goes to Brooks has little to no talent.. They just think photography sounds like a romantic idea / 'cool job' and pitch the idea to mommy & daddy..

    There are a handful of talented people there, but I don't think their talent came from anything they learned at the school... heh.
     
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    ya can't teach talent ;)

    and some have the talent, but not the skills, and thats where they get them, like my thread on Dean. He didn't know what an aperture was before going to the AI of Seattle in 04. 3+ years later and he's photographing victoria secrect cover models.
     
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    Yeah I definately hear you. I have an ass degree in computer networking, a CCNA and have been working professionaly for 8 years now. If anything I can go back to IT after school.
     
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    I'm naturally a creative/artistic person, and I'm naturally able to fuse emotion into my photography and have a pretty good eye (compostion). Luckily... arts is one of those things you naturally have, or not. You better have it switching careers so late in the game.
     
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    It's nice to think that talent and skill are what get paid in photography, but it's mostly being able to sell yourself. You don't have to be good, you just have to make people think you are. I've seen better photos from the strobist group than I do from people who make a shitton of money from photography.
     
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    I can vouch for the photography dept. in the AI of Philly.

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    The only AI worth looking into is AI of Chicago.
     

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