The way I see it, there are a few different ways that someone could gain the knowledge and skills that are needed to take great photographs:
- Attend a fancy art or photography school and spend tens of thousands of dollars learning about photography (and probably a hundred other topics you weren't interested in).
- Buy a book or study the camera owner's manual in order to learn everything there is to learn about your camera and photography.
- Find a professional photographer that's willing to take you under their wing and teach you the ins and outs of professional photography.
Some of those may be easier said than done... or too time consuming... or too expensive... or WAY more information than you were looking for.
OR, maybe what you really need is something that is easy to follow, cost effective and fits your schedule. Have you ever considered online video courses?
Wait, a video is going to teach you about photography? That's right, and you may be surprised at how much you can learn about photography from an online video course. With the always increasing cost of traditional schools and even photography schools, people are looking for alternative ways to learn. This is why companies like Udemy now offer a platform where users can sign up and learn from online videos created by professors, professionals and even other users just like you!
If you're looking to learn about some of those advanced settings on your camera, or maybe just learn the basics of photography, then Udemy may have an online video course just for you.
Check out this sampling of photography courses available from Udemy. You can click on the links to learn more about each course.