Today individuals such as yourself have some options in how to pursue this option. One of which is taking a course at a local community college. After taking one myself, I must tell you that I learned a great deal from the class, and I can only stress to you that the material is something that stays with you for quite a while. But you really don’t want to hear my opinion, you need to know about what you need to do to get to a good class.
The first thing you need to make sure of is that the school/community college you’re attending is an accredited school. This means that the school is legitimate. I have seen WAY too many advertisements on the Internet and in local newspapers for Digital Photography classes only to find out that this is just some guy or girl teaching out of their apartments. C’mon!
By going to an accredited university you are ensured that you will be getting your money’s worth, and that the class will be taught be someone competent and who went through an enormous amount of education that they are now passing along to you!
Some of you may have more options than others depending on where you live. If there are several schools in your area I highly recommend investigating the following; 1) Go over the course outline; by looking over the subject matter in the digital photography course, you will be able to check out which classes are suitable for your skill level. Some classes teach just the basics like how to work your camera. So if you’re well passed that, why not take on something a little more challenging?
2) See if there are any interesting aspects to your class. Does the class teach nothing but black and white photography? Will you be out and about in nature trying to photograph birds at six in the morning? Some of this may interest you and it also might give you a headache.
3) Inside and Outside Work; Let’s face it. Photography is all around us and it occurs inside and outside of home. Make sure your class teaches proper use of inside and outside photography. Trust me when I say that there is a world of difference!
I hope this information has been informative for you. Hears to some great future pictures!