I know this may sound unnecessary to some if not most folks at this forum, but I really want to obtain some type of formal education in photography. Although photographers get good at what they do through years of practice, I also want to have a physical piece of evidence that I have studied somewhere specifically in this field. I have a BA in English, an AS in Legal Administration, Web Development certification and PC certification. I took one photography course at NESOP (New England School of Photography) years ago and other courses here and there, but not on a consistent basis. Although I'm turning 40 Thursday :frown:, I want to have a note of formal education on my resume. Trouble is, I'm not finding any school that offers a photo degree/cert. in my area (Raleigh/Durham). Seems the closest place is Charlotte. I know some do the NYIP (NY Institute of Photography) online program. Is this method sought after by potential employers? Do they prefer hands-on educational background? I am happy to have the opportunity to work for some local photography companies, but feel that crucial educational element is missing. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks very much.