I'm a mid-level professional in her mid-30s, who is considering a career change in order to pursue my lifelong passion of photography more seriously. I took some courses back in high school and college (undergrad), worked in a dark room, won a couple photo competitions, done an exhibit as part of a photography co-op, have worked a bit in the field of public relations/graphics design/documentation, and have traveled extensively and taken thousands of photos as a hobby (including a couple weddings for friends and photo shoots for family/neighbors). I think I have a natural talent and definitely have lots of interest/motiviation in photography -- but don't have an actual fine arts degree/certificate or any professional experience. In order to enhance my technical skills, learn more about the business aspects, establish a portfolio, and make some industry connections, I intend to go to school for photography starting this Fall. It seems that most Masters degrees in Photography require extensive professional experience or a Bachelors in Fine Arts background -- is that a correct assumption or would my interest/motivation and a basic portfolio be enough to qualify me for admission? Would it be more realistic to aim for completing a Professional Certificate Program first, and then using that to qualify for a Masters in a year from now (assuming I've further built up my portfolio and skills by then)? Would appreciate your advice/opinions!