A common question that every budding photographer always has on his mind while enrolling for a photography course is what to expect out of his photography classes. There could be photography classes for everyone, for beginners, for mid level learners and for advanced learners.
Courses for beginners are designed for first time learners who not only are to be introduced with the photography but are also to be taught about selecting, using and keeping a camera, along with teaching about the basics of the photography. On the other hand, in advanced photography courses, instead of telling the basics, photographers are told about advanced photography tricks and techniques. This course is aimed at those who are already aware of the functioning of the camera and want to specialize in their chosen field, such as wedding, product or food photography.
What to expect from a beginners course:
Expect to know the Digital camera: Beginners must first aim to know the equipments to be used in taking beautiful, convincing photographs. To operate a camera easily should be their first object. It is also important to know the limits of their cameras, as this will help them in knowing what kind of photography is possible with their cameras.
Learn the basics: Beginners courses are aimed at making anyone ready with his camera and make him swing into action as quickly as he sees an opportunity for a convincing shot. Often people enroll to this course just to make themselves comfortable with their cameras and be able to take photos without worrying on their outdoor trips.
Practical lessons: When undergoing a course, not only expect to know the various parts of your camera and their use in different situations but also to enact them in practical situations. You can expect to go both indoor and outdoor for shoots with your camera to both learn and judge the level of your learning. With practical lessons you would also be told about getting your object in focus and the effect of the available light on it. You may also be taught about the net effect of taking photographs from different angles.
Tackling problem areas: From your course you may also expect to discover or be told about your problem areas and get a briefing on the same, along with the solution to them. So in total expect a good feedback to your opinions and parts of the course that you find to be difficult.
Attending a photography course doesn’t demand much of your time and in return they also teach you many new and practical things.