Photography

Would You Spend $20,000 on a Photography Degree or Gear?

Image result for Would You Spend $20,000 on a Photography Degree or Gear?20 or 30 years ago, the benefits of going to college for photography were pretty obvious. But nowadays, there is a veritable plethora of premium education available for free or for a fraction of the price of a degree, and as such, the value of going to a university isn’t as clear cut as it used to be. This excellent video examines whether it’s more worthwhile to go to college or just drop that money on gear.

Coming to you from Kai W, this great video discusses the idea of going to college for a photography or media degree. Personally, I just don’t think it’s worth it anymore when one can take the money that would be spent on college and spend just a fraction of it on good gear and online education, save the rest, and spend those four years apprenticing with a professional, where they’ll get a lot of those same skills and build solid experience and connections. That’s not to say there aren’t unique experiences to be had in college or that it’s not worth it for other areas of study, but personally, for photography or video work, I just don’t think it’s worth the steep cost and time commitment. Still, it’s a discussion worth having. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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