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What Is The Best Way To Learn Photography?

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.

  • Have fun
  • Practice hard

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!

Enroll In Our Online Photography Course

Icon Photography School is an online photography school that specializes in teaching new and experienced photographers how to take professional photographs.

What you will learn

Our interactive online photography course is composed of 11 comprehensive lessons that will provide you with a strong foundation on which to build your personal photography portfolio. This course curriculum takes approximately 2 - 4 weeks to complete but we encourage you to set your own pace.

You will learn concepts that range in scope from beginner theory on the technical control of your camera settings to advanced topics in post production & composition. A short list of the topics covered in our photography course include:

  • Using Your Camera's Automatic Settings for Eye-Catching Outcomes
  • Manipulating Reality: Film, Lenses, Filters and More
  • Organizing Color: Color & Color Theory
  • Basic Photography Composition
  • Photography Lighting
  • Advanced Photography Composition
  • Black and White Photography
  • Photographic Styles: Abstract to Portraits & Beyond
  • Digital Darkroom: Creating Dramatic Effects
  • Creating Your Photography Portfolio

Our photography school takes a "project based" approach to teaching our students. We focus on the process of creation rather than simply testing theoretical and technical knowledge. While exams and quizzes are a part of our course framework they are not the focus. Instead we focus our attention on our student's performance in the field. Our qualified photography instructors will provide one-on-one, personalized feedback on each of your lesson assignments.

Publishing opportunities

We have a partnership with an online art magazine which provides a valuable opportunity for our students to get their work published in a popular online magazine with a readership in the tens of thousands. Click on the magazine cover below to see an example of some of our student work in the magazine.

How the photography course is structured

Our student HUB is the online community where our students download their digital lecture notes, take online quizzes and upload their assignments for our teachers to personally analyze and provide feedback.

At the end of the course you'll have a completed photography portfolio and you'll be asked to complete a final exam. Upon successful completion of this exam we will mail you a personalized 8x10 course completion certificate.

Summary of Icon Photography School Benefits

  • Hundreds of dollars less than traditional photography courses of the same quality and length.
  • International scope: Enroll from anywhere in the world
  • One-on-one personalized attention
  • Immediate improvement in your photographs
  • Project based and not time based: You set your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.
  • No waiting for anything to arrive in the mail. Enroll today and start today.
  • Professional, experienced staff
  • Personalized course completion certificate upon successful completion of course

It's time to enhance the creative side of your mind. Enroll today!

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