Would you choose a heart surgeon who had done a one-day course in triple bypasses?
'It's a matter of life and death' you'd say. However, choose the wrong photography teacher and you will only lose money and waster time.
Or worse .... your creativity may wither and die on the vine.
Recently I sat in on a 'Beginner's Class' run by a professional photographer with numerous international accolades and a prestigious reputation. (I can vouch for the fact she is a highly skilled and passionate photographer.)
In the first 15 minutes of session one of her 'Beginner's Course' she had numerous formulae on a screen visual explaining the relationship between focal length, aperture and the diameter of the opening of the diaphragm. Half of the audience of 60 people had compacts and wanted to know how to switch their camera on. The one's with DSLRs were scratching their heads. Three hours later not one member of the audience had taken a single picture. (I was checking sunset and last light times on my iPhone app and calculating if I had enough time to fit in a beer before dinner.)
I'd enrol in this course myself if it delivered that outcome.
Do those six figures include cents?
I wonder if Lesson 1 is how to spell Photography
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Here are some thoughts on how to avoid being voted the world's most boring photographer 2014
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