The Value of Hands On Experience
Taking a digital photography workshop or seminar normally gives you the opportunity to learn in the classroom and put your knowledge into practice with field trips and photo shoots. While you can get a lot of information from learning at home or online, classroom instruction followed by a field trip putting that knowledge to practical use can be helpful as is interacting with other photographers and the assistance of a professional instructor.
Learning Your Equipment
Reading through the manual of your new digital camera and then actually adjusting the settings you just read about might give you a good idea of how to use your equipment, but a digital photography class can be a great way to learn and shown how to use them properly. You’ll have the opportunity not only to learn how to use each feature, but also when. Most classes also provide tips and tricks not found in most camera user manuals.
Learning In the Comfort of Your Home
While online classes and digital photography books or manuals lack the valuable hands on and field trip component, they can be a great way to fill in the gaps you have in your current knowledge base or help to supplement what you’re learning in your photography class. Online digital photogaphy classes can be extremely helpful as they will often provide a forum to discuss your work with other photography enthusiasts. You will often have access to online galleries to share your photos and receive constructive feedback from your peers while allowing you to see the work they’ve produced as well.
Even if you already have a general idea of what digital photography is all about and you know how to use your camera, a photography class can give you a lot more insight on picture composition and may introduce you to new shooting techniques. Classes are available for photographers of all different skill levels, so whether you’re brand new to digital photography or you’re a veteran looking to pick up a few new tips, taking a class can be a fun and interesting way to increase your skills.