Sugguestions of photography school in LA?

Started Aug 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Doug MacMillan
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Re: Sugguestions of photography school in LA?
In reply to bzzz5, Aug 14, 2012

Check out some community colleges and take some beginning courses.

Art Center College of Design in Pasadena was mentioned. I graduated from there. It's an excellent school, but it is aimed at photogrphers who want to pursue a career in commercial photography.

Art Center is expensive and when I attended, it was hard to get accepted. You had to be sponsored by an alumnus and you had to present a portfolio. Out of every six portfolios submitted, only one was accepted. Once in, the attrition rate is high. Out of the 32 in my freshman class, only eight of us graduated.

I spent nearly 25 years as a professional commercial photographer before changing careers. Look really hard at the industry. Now is not a good time for professional photographers. Even long time nationally known pros are struggling.

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