There are many courses that a photographer can take. The factors that influence which courses a photographer opts for include interest, skill level, cost, and convenience.
Range of Courses
- Digital Photography Courses: There was a time when photographs were taken with manual cameras and the film had to be developed in a darkroom. Times have changed and digital photography has made things automatic. There are courses that guide people on how to get the right digital camera, and how to set the camera when taking a photo.
- Fundamentals of Photography: This course covers the basics of photography. It is ideal for beginners who want to understand the important details of photography, so that they can start their journey towards becoming photographers.
- Compositional Guidelines: There is more that goes into taking a good photograph than just aiming a camera at the subject. You must also understand how to frame the shot and how to balance everything. It is here that you will learn about the ‘rule of thirds’ and other important details.
- Understanding Photography Categories: This is ideal for people who want to try out different types of photography, such as nature, wildlife, landscape, macrophotography, or even photojournalism. The course explains what is involved in each category, including samples of work done by outstanding photographers.
- History of Photography: For people to understand the growth of photography, they must understand where it all started. This history course delves into when the first photo was taken, and the progress that has happened over the years.
- Elements of Editing: The editing of a photo plays a very important role in how the final product will look. In an editing course, photographers get a practical guide on how to edit. They also learn about which editing software to use, and how to edit without interfering with a photo’s integrity.