"$63 a day" (click to widen)
I'm not sure if the real life or an art school would have cost more and I'm not going to get into the whole "you can't teach art" and "you're born with it" crap. I will admit though, that I am damn glad I wasn't cooped up in between a dorm room and a classroom for the most adventurous years of my life. Not just for my photography, but for the better man it has made me strive to be today. I believe everything happens for a reason.
and from last "hallmark moment" sentence, I will now tell you how you too can change your life with the help of God and prayer...Ok, Ok, just kidding, I wouldn't go that far.
I'm bringing all of this up because in the last few days I have had to put together some bio info for 3 different people who are all looking for that and I always have a weird feeling of embarrassment/awkwardness explaining I have no formal schooling (seems like 90% of photographers in the art world have a degree from this school or that). I did grow up in a house with a very prominent commercial photographer for a father, but he didn't give me a degree for just being his son.
disclaimer - stay in school kids. I'm not advocating, I'm just saying.