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Get 1 Photograph Published

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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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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How To Frame A Photograph

If you’re relatively new to photography you have undoubtedly had difficulties properly framing a photograph. This is not something that only happens to amateur photographers, it is a problem that all photographers face no matter of their experience levels. However, some elements of photographic framing become second nature to you after a while. Meaning as time goes on, framing your pictures properly becomes more and more easy.

The biggest mistake that first time photographers make is that they pay too much attention to the main subject of interest with little or no regard for the objects surrounding the primary object of focus. Photographers forget that photography is about story telling. It’s a visual language that should communicate ideas to people. This means, that like painters, photographers need to put great thought into composition and framing. However, unlike painters, photographers don’t have an endless amount of time to make decisions. As the direction and intensity of light changes, as people move, and expression change, so will your photograph. You need to think quickly and frame your photograph even quicker.

The two best tips to give amateur photographers is to firstly, pay special attention to all of the elements which make it into the 4 walls of your photograph and pay extra attention to the area around the 4 walls of your photograph. “Amputating” parts of objects with one of the walls of your photograph is a dead give away that you were not paying attention. Either an object makes it into your photograph or your reposition yourself to get rid of the object. Secondly, you need to find a way to place emphasis on your main object. However, this is much more complex than it sounds. Too many people just place their main object dead center and click. However, your main object doesn’t have to be center, or the biggest element in the photograph. You can use lines, shapes, colors, or contrast to draw attention to your main area of interest (All of these concepts are discussed more in our online photography school), but for now just practice using the rule of thirds and proper object organization to help better your photography framing.

Proper photography framing is not easy task. You can spend a lifetime experimenting with different framing techniques. Just enjoy yourself and have fun along the way.

Photography Crash Course

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!