Nowadays with the invention of digital cameras, whether compact or dSLR, photography has become a hobby that almost everybody can afford. Comparing to the past, where cameras were expensive, big, and film processing cost time and money, today cameras are light, can fit in a pocket, the photos are digital and instant, and produce better image quality.
However, considering photography as an art, not everybody is gifted to capture the moment as seen in the magazines. Photography requires skills that can be learnt and upgraded by reading books and magazines, reading camera manuals, taking roles in photography clubs, or participating in seminars. With the rapid growth of the internet, books and magazines can be easily found. But, the main problems are photo lessons, which unfortunately, cannot be found everywhere, especially not in the small areas, where there are not so many photographers. Therefore, people need to travel to bigger cities, having travel, accommodation costs, and cost for the seminar itself. That is the main reason many photo studios and independent aspiring photographers have decided to offer their knowledge on the internet, and allow students to learn photography from home.
Even better, some of them go up a level to offer classroom experience from the comfort of your own home that allows you to listen to the lecturer, ask him/her questions, or chat with your classmates. In addition, since everything is digitalized, you can download the materials and lectures for the course, and play them again and again, in case you haven’t heard something before, which is not a case with traditional lecturing. Even better, you can prolong the course if you are busy or unable to manage to get to the class, and go back and forth through the lectures. Furthermore, the websites today are better organized than they used to be, and they have classified the lectures, lecturers, and materials for the courses in a way that can be easily understandable and easy for the students. You don’t need to Google for seminars around your area, or search for wedding photography around you anymore.
Now you have everything in one place, and it is organized. A very good advantage of online courses is that they, compared to traditional seminars, are more flexible with current photography trends. Traditional photographers need more time to adapt to new trends, and prepare materials for the upcoming course. My recommendation is to check lecturers’ portfolio prior to purchasing the course, just to make sure that you are getting what you are paying for. Furthermore, since you are taking more courses from one website, you can get a discount or several gifts, like free software or free course, or even better, some symbolic piece of equipment for your camera.
If the above text was enough to convince you of the advantages of online courses, than enroll today.