Importance of Photography Workshops

Ajay Sharma By Ajay Sharma, 24th Sep 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/10spiq1x/
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The photography industry being one of the many fast-growing industries, it is obvious that an aspiring photographer has a number of ways to learn the art. One could enrol in a photography course, watch online videos, buy DVDs, or even learn by trial and error.

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The photography industry being one of the many fast-growing industries, it is obvious that an aspiring photographer has a number of ways to learn the art. One could enrol in a photography course, watch online videos, buy DVDs, or even learn by trial and error. While formal training isn’t necessary, it does have its own set of advantages. There is another great way to learn from the masters of the profession- photography workshops. While I wouldn’t recommend those as an alternative to photography courses, they surely do benefit the students a lot. Here is how:


1.Learning from the experience of others
Photography workshops are usually taken by people who are already established in the industry or on their way to become so. Learning from the experience of such educators really adds value to your journey. Apart from acquiring photography-related knowledge, you would also get insights into the profession- the current challenges, methods to cope with it, ways to hone your skills etc.

2.Knowledge
Learning from the known in the field of profession is a different experience altogether. In a good photography workshop, you would get to see the way people whose work you admire work. They give you valuable tips for your career and impart knowledge and skills that helped them reach where they are, to you. And since every creative person has his own style, you get a flavour of the technique(s) the top photographers use in their work.

3.Hands-on training
After the theoretical part is over, i.e. after the person taking the workshop has explained to you the method or technique, you get to do it for yourself. This combination of theory and practice not only helps you grow as a photographer, but also ensures that you back home with many great pictures.

4.The energy of the classroom
There is a difference in learning alone and learning with others. The creative energy of the classroom is one big reason why students are eager to pursue photography courses. Learning together from one another boosts creativity and keeps students challenged and inspired both at the same time. Similarly, during the workshops you get to meet and interact with individuals who are equally enthusiastic. Such interactions play an important role in your learning curve as a photography student.

My sister studies photography in Delhi School of Photography and tries to attend as many workshops outside of the institute as she can. She says she wants to learn from different teachers and photographers and attending various workshops exposes her to the works of people and keeps her motivated. I think it’s a great idea. What do you think?

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Fine Arts Courses, Photography Courses

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author avatar Ajay Sharma
I Ajay Sharma, is an arts courses consultant and helping students for years to choose their interested field of study. If you want to go for any fine arts courses in India, Music, Dance, theatre etc.

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author avatar Graceful
13th Nov 2015 (#)

Listening and learning from different masters is a great idea. Then you can go in depth and add your own visions to the images.

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