Well let's see -I never went ART school. I did a workshop with Fred Picker once and Ilearned to Platinum Print from Arkady Lvov at The New School. Ansel Adams said that after you make 10,000 negatives you START to become a photographer. I've made about 5,000 now and one can start to actually understand what he said. Photographing is about dedication and the love of it NOT about your BIOGRAPHY!