GoCast #15 – What’s Wrong With Photography Education

In this episode Kerry discusses issues with the current state of photography education and why it is in such a mess these days. The main problem is that some instructors, both in certain schools as well as photographer-turned-workshop gurus, often fill people with horrifically unrealistic expectations about what they can hope to accomplish as a photographer. In the US the average income for photographers is $29,000 while the average income in the US is $44,000 putting the average photographer not only well below the US average, but actually below poverty level. I’m not trying to crush any dreams here but I think you need to have very realistic expectations and pick the instructors and classes that are actually teaching you skills and setting you up for success and not just trying to keep their own pockets filled.

Host: Kerry Garrison

Sponsors: GoPro / Blackbelt Lighting Products

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Kerry Garrison lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and two dogs. With 10 years of experience shooting products and 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, Kerry brings a good deal of technical know-how and can explain topics in easy-to-understand terms.

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  1. Andrew_Appleton says:

    An interesting viewpoint Kerry, definitely agree with you on the majority of your observations.

  1. December 7, 2011

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