Let's set the record straight.
There is no best way to learn photography. There are plenty of ways to learn photography and there really is no perfect answer this question. Everyone has their own learning style, as such there is no 'one size fits all' solution.
Some people teach themselves, others benefit greatly from a formal education. Others choose to get best of both worlds by learning photography online and teaching themselves.
A Few Ways To Learn Photography:
The list could go on and on. The main thing is that nobody can tell you what is best for you!
What you should really be asking:
If you want to learn photography, ask yourself what is the most fun you've had learning something? And then try to replicate that. When something is fun people tend to learn quickly. Also as yourself what format do you prefer when learning? Some people prefer the written word and others are more visual. Then choose your method(s) accordingly. A hybrid approach is really great. Just combine a few theoretical and practical approaches and you'll be all set.
Essential To Learning Photography:
This really applies to anything you want to get good at but it really works with photography.
Without the hard work of practice and the fun of learning you won't get anywhere.
Photography is a Life-long Journey:
One of the most fascinating aspects of photography is that you really never stop learning. Not only does the art form evolve over time but you get older and you attain a different perspective. Your early photos will be embarrassingly bad but they may be more interesting in a different context. What's more, the technology of photography changes regularly as well. There is always something new to learn! How great is that?!
“Your first 10 000 photographs are your worst.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
What are you waiting for? Get started learning photography now. The sooner you start the better! When you enroll in this course you can start learning right. There is no waiting!
Photography is an artform like many others. Just like painting, photography requires both a strong technical understanding of the craft as well as a unique creative approach.
Too often new photographers approach photography in a haphazard manner without first acquiring a strong technical understanding of the craft on which later they will be able to hang their creative ideas off of. It`s this technical knowledge which turns photographs from mediocre to great. Knowing how to control light, what to look for in a color palette, how to approach the weight of a scene, how to effectively create a mood, how to control the manual controls of your camera and how to approach an environment to find the strongest possible composition are technical elements that need to be taught to be understood properly.
The Icon Photography School allows photographers the opportunity to get their photography education online in our intensive photography course.
At the Icon Photography School we also focus on our students outcome. We want you to be able to build your resume so we offer both a course completion certificate as well as the opportunity to be published in an well known online magazine.
All of these feature together will help you not only help you develop a deep understanding of the craft of photography but will also help you build your photography resume.
To learn more about the course curriculum and how our online education system works please visit our photography course outline page.
The Icon Photography School has a partnership with a popular online art photography magazine.
Each of our students is given an opportunity to have their work published in the magazine at the end of the course (Just before they complete their final exams).
If you're interested in both learning more about photography and having your photographs published in a popular magazine then you might want to consider signing up for our online photography course here.
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Icon Photography School provides an opportunity for photographers to get an online photography education for a small fraction of the price that other photography courses charge. We offer a comprehensive course that covers all of the aspects of photography from idea conceptualization and color control to composition and lighting.
Best of all, we offer 1 on 1 support through our student HUB where our students interact with one another and our teachers provide feedback on student assignments.
There are no timelines or deadlines for the assignments, which makes our course great for individuals with busy schedules. You can take as long as you like to finish the course or move as quickly through the assignments as you like. Generally speaking, most of our students complete our course within 2 -4 weeks.
The course cost is currently 50% off the regular enrollment price and is now being offered at a very reasonable. Visit our photography school homepage to learn more about the course and sign up today.
Please feel free to email us if you have any questions. We’re more than happy to help!