Courses are offered by dealers such as Park Cameras, Digital Depot and Warehouse Express. This image of Charlotte showing Rembrandt's triangle was taken on a Jessops studio lighting course hosted by Will Cheung.
Courses vary in length, type, intensity and, of course, cost. They vary from one-day and weekend training course all the vary to three year degree courses. Some are more hands-on, out in the field courses while others are more classroom based. You can also get one-on-one tuition, small group classes or training courses where a class is tutored for the day. One-on-one tuition means you'll have the full attention of the tutor but these courses do come at a price. So it's important you have a think about what you want to learn, how you want to learn it and for how long. When you've thought about this, have a think about cost too. You don't want to be booking yourself on a £500 course when you only have £90 to spend now.
When you're on a course there's only so much information you can take in and remember so have a look to see if the course provides any back up material or even video content you can refer to at a later date.
There are plenty of courses out there and you can find a wide variety of them in ePHOTOzine's directory pages
, in the back of magazines or by simply doing a quick internet search. Looking at reviews and other photographer's course recommendations are good ways to find out more information about the course you want to attend. Some photographers make their recommendations in forums where you can ask more detailed and specific questions about the course you want to attend.
Here are a few examples of some of the great companies who run photography courses:
You've read the article, now go take some fantastic images. You can then upload the pictures, plus any advice and suggestions you have into the dedicated Photo Month forum for everyone at ePHOTOzine to enjoy.