Beginners Photography Courses

Dan Eitreim

December 30, 2014

Beginner’s photography courses can run the gamut from a full degree program in a prestigious university to online photography courses for beginners to basic photo tips. But are they necessary?


If you are considering a professional career in photography, then you probably should get a degree. Not that the piece of paper will make any difference in your creativity, but you WILL learn all the technical aspects of photography and more importantly, you’ll learn how to run a photo business.


If you are NOT planning to open your own photo studio, selecting one of the online photography courses for beginners will be a lot less expensive and for what you need – it’s just as good. It will only take an hour or two to go through all the beginner’s photography classes and you’ll soon be very comfortable with your camera and all of its knobs, switches and dials. Then you will be able to concentrate on your creative vision without having to give a second thought to how to create them.

THAT’S when photography gets to be really fun!

Then, when you run across something you are unsure of, you can just go online and check out the various beginner’s photography tips until you find what you need.

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At first, learning photography can seem rather daunting, but once you get it, you’ll realize it isn’t nearly as difficult as you may think. Soon you’ll have the courage to take your camera off automatic and once that happens, you will never look back!

While you are searching for some good beginner’s photography help, don’t forget that now with the advent of digital over film, you will want to search out a beginner’s digital photography course as well.

Studying and taking a course on digital photography may seem a bit pointless since we can take as many pictures as we want at no cost (cost is films’ biggest drawback) and you can always “fix it” in Photoshop. But do you really want to be spending hour after hour in Photoshop trying to salvage a photo – or would you rather be out there shooting and having fun.

While most of us tend to avoid studying and reading instructions of any kind – the first thing you should do in your photo studies is to read the manual that came with your camera. It is probably the best beginner’s guide to photography you can get – and it’s free!

Yes, I know it is boring and written for people with Einstein’s I.Q., but if you will plow through it, page by page, I guarantee that you will be glad you did. Just pick up the manual, start at page one and don’t move on until you fully understand that page. Then go to page two.

By the time you are done, you will have mastered your camera and gotten a very good feel for the creative aspects of photography as well!

To learn more about a great online class, check out – Photography Master Class

For a bit of fun check out – Trick Photography

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