This question of whether pursuing degree in photography has been bugging be more lately. I am of conviction that portfolio and job experience counts more than photography degree. I have alway thought that a self thought photog can be as cable and marketable as a student with photography degree. However that's just me and my assumption. I want to know you opinions.
Did you attend a photography school? Do you have any kind of photography/art degree? Has it opened any doors for you that otherwise for somebody who didn't hold said degree could never have?
Would you recommend attaining said degree?
Of course all of these questions wouldn't mean much if I would not specify what types of photography I am looking here at pursuing.
I am interested in documentary, photojournalism and street. Granted I would take "few" classes just to get a more specific idea about the technique for photo documentary and photojournalism (classes focused more also on the "philosophy" of being a photojournalist rather than anything else such as technicalities etc)
Would getting a degree help one land a job as a photojournalist at your local/city paper as opposed to a person without it.