Sugguestions of photography school in LA?

Started Aug 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Doug MacMillan Senior Member • Posts: 2,059
Re: Sugguestions of photography school in LA?

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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