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Old 01-08-2012, 06:21 PM #295
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Crane on this site (chills in some of the other threads) is one. One of the good enlisted gigs, lots of cool opportunities. Would definitely do it if the officer equivalent had the same openings.
Because I'm torn between that and actually going to a photography/ photo journalism school. I'd MUCH rather do it through the military; just don't the title, I want the job too.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:38 PM #296
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Yea, don't. Either way. Go do business or something
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sooo the Army is sending me to Ghana for 1 month this summer... should be great experience and great place for some interesting shots
Aren't you in high school? Why is the army sending you to Ghana?
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Yea, don't. Either way. Go do business or something
Leave photography as a hobby is what you're saying, right?
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Leave photography as a hobby is what you're saying, right?
Don't go to school for it. Photography skills are great, but if you don't know **** about business you'll never survive. Its too competitive.

I agree with him.
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Don't go to school for it. Photography skills are great, but if you don't know **** about business you'll never survive. Its too competitive.

I agree with him.
So as long as I develop my eye, that should be all I need as far as photography?
I agree about the competitive business aspect.
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Don't go to school for it. Photography skills are great, but if you don't know **** about business you'll never survive. Its too competitive.

I agree with him.
Agree that's why I threw out photography as a major because it's to competitive and theirs no way in telling where the market will be years from now. Just like teaching thought of that to but the market is terrible for that career.
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So as long as I develop my eye, that should be all I need as far as photography?
I agree about the competitive business aspect.
There are plenty of resources available outside of a degree that can help you develop as a photographer. I'm not saying I'm good, but I've developed a lot since I started - and I've never taken a class.

A business or marketing degree will serve you much better in life than a photography one.
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In a nutshell yes.

I'm not sure of your work as I haven't seen it. But like Dan said its so competitive. There are so many pj's out there with no jobs, that out when one does open it gets filled by a guy with 20 years of experience that got paid off a few months before. Not some college kid.

I'm on my phone, excuse my grammar

And if you aren't in the pj crowd and just doing your own thing business wise, your business practices and marketing skills are worth way more that your photography. That's not talking about big studio work or campaign work with big name corps.
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Danbob & pbjunkiee- Gotcha on that, I see your entire point.

Pbloser- I acknowledge this too, which is why I still do want the schooling part of it too. Id rather take free classes ans get paid for it in the military than spend my own money to do it through college.
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Danbob & pbjunkiee- Gotcha on that, I see your entire point.

Pbloser- I acknowledge this too, which is why I still do want the schooling part of it too. Id rather take free classes ans get paid for it in the military than spend my own money to do it through college.
And the benefits from the military, so worth it. I have a few pictures from a sergeant who takes pictures for the USAF over seas. I'll see if I can find them and upload a few

In the mean time.....

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And the benefits from the military, so worth it. I have a few pictures from a sergeant who takes pictures for the USAF over seas. I'll see if I can find them and upload a few

In the mean time.....

lol @ the photo.

There are some awesome opportunities in the military. I love it.
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I'm just letting you know. Spots are so hard to come by when it comes to comcam
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Like I said, military is my #1 choice. I just don't want to be told that I'll be an Air Force photographer, then complete training and be dropped where ever they need me.

Know what I'm saying?
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Ya I understand, those recruiting officers will tell you anything to join. However their are ways to ensuring you get what you want and photographers are in every branch of the military.

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Ya I understand, those recruiting officers will tell you anything to join. However their are ways to ensuring you get what you want and photographers are in every branch of the military.

You nailed it man. I guess I'll have to talk to them more than enough to get into what I want.

That picture is 100% badass.
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You nailed it man. I guess I'll have to talk to them more than enough to get into what I want.

That picture is 100% badass.
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I took my first ASVAB a month or so ago. Any way I could use that to my advantage for now?
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