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After digital art, photography is probably one of the most modern art forms. While the camera has existed for a couple of centuries already, it wasn't until the late 20th century that it became so commonplace that the everyday person could try their hand at photography. By the early 21st century, cameras had gone from analogue to digital and nowadays, nearly everyone has access to photographic technology.
But just because almost everyone has a camera, that doesn't mean that everyone is a photographer. In fact, you can often see the difference between the photos taken by a professional photographer with experience and an amateur, even when using the same camera.
That said, anyone can learn the skills to become a photographer so with that in mind, let's look at why it's important that you study photography, the challenges aspiring photographers will face, what we learn about photography in school, and how learning more about photography with a private tutor can make all the difference.
As we alluded to, even as cameras become more advanced, you won't automatically take amazing pictures with an expensive camera. You'd be surprised what a photographer with experience can do even with a cheap camera.
To be a good photographer, you need the right equipment, know how to use it, and also have a fundamental understanding of what makes a great picture. By taking a photography course or studying photography, you'll learn how cameras work and how to get the most out of them.
In addition to using your equipment effectively, you'll also learn about art and design and how line, contrast, colour, lighting, composition, etc. can improve your photography.
If photography was easy, everyone would be a professional photographer. Of course, almost everyone can take photos, but there's a difference between taking photos and taking good photos. Sadly, every aspiring photographer will have a few challenges to overcome.
Firstly, photography isn't a cheap hobby or profession. If you want to get into photography, you'll have to invest in a camera and learning how to use it. In terms of art, photography is far more expensive than picking up some pencils and a sketchbook, for example.
However, if you do happen to learn how to use your camera effectively and become a professional photographer, then your investment in camera equipment and learning how to use it will start paying for itself.
It's unlikely that any primary school students will get much of an opportunity to study photography in any depth but once students go to secondary school, there are slightly more options. That said, it isn't really until GCSE that students will get to cover anything about how to use a camera.
Some students will be lucky enough to be attending a secondary school that offers a GCSE in Photography but this is quite rare so for most, the GCSE in Art and Design will be their best option. Of course, an Art and Design GCSE doesn't just cover photography but rather all types of art including painting, sculpture, drawing, etc.
What they will learn about is how a photographer uses their camera, be it digital or traditional, and the settings such as aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. They'll also learn about the artistic concepts that lead to good photography like line, colour, perspective, depth of field, and composition.
In most cases, an aspiring photographer won't get many opportunities until after GCSE to really learn about photography but there's always the option of studying an A Level in photography at a local college or studying photography at university if they're really keen on becoming a photographer.
Don't forget that school isn't the only place to learn about photography and there are always the option to take a photography class, attend a workshop, or work with a private tutor to learn more about the skills required to become a better photographer.
One of the best ways for students and amateur photographers to learn more about photography is with the help of a private tutor. Whether you're studying photography at university and need help with your exams, have a passion for photography and would like to learn more, or are a professional photographer looking to get more out of your photos, a private tutor can offer a bespoke teaching experience that's designed with you in mind.
With so many types of photography out there, you mightn't be able to just read a book or the manual that came with your camera to learn the skills you'll need. Private tuition allows the lessons to be tailored to your level, experience, what you want to learn, and the camera that you'll be using.
Private lessons work particularly well for those with a tight schedule. You can choose the time and day of your lessons and when you need them during the year or over the course of several years. Whereas with workshops, you'll have to attend where the workshops is taking place at a given time, you can organise almost every aspect of your classes with a private tutor.
Of course, your tutor will have to be available and willing to teach at those times.
If you're interested in working with a private photography tutor in Coventry or around the Midlands, you can search for tuition online on the Superprof website. There are plenty of tutors available in everything from photography to more traditional school subjects like maths and English.
If you can't find any suitable tutors in Coventry, you can always broaden your search and include tutors all over the world who are offering their tuition online. Online tutors tend to charge less for their time as they don't need to factor in travel costs and can also schedule more students per week.
For those on a tighter budget, you can also consider group tutorials and workshops. By sharing the cost of the tutor's time, you'll end up paying less per student per hour. Of course, this does mean that you'll have less control over the content of the courses and that the tutor's attention will be divided amongst the group rather than just focusing on you and the skills you want to learn.
Many of the tutors also offer the first hour of teaching for free so you can try a few different ones out before deciding on which one is right for you. Contact potential tutors and discuss the type of lessons you're after. View their profiles and see what their other students had to say about them. You might be working with this tutor for a number of years so make sure that they're the courses they offer are right for you and the subjects they'll cover will be what you want to learn about in your classes!
In Coventry, the average rate of photography courses is £13.
Lesson rates will vary depending on:
97% of Superprof tutors offer the 1st hour of the lesson free. This is a great opportunity to discuss your reasons for taking photography lessons and outline what you hope to get from your sessions.
Unsurprisingly, taking pictures is a favourite hobby for many people but not many people take the time to learn the art of photography. Learning how to take pictures allows you to capture wonderful moments in your life with beautiful photographs that you can keep with you forever.
Photography is also a great artistic expression. Whether you prefer taking photos of scenery, people, special occasions, or animals, you are bound to find a subject medium that takes your fancy.
Sign up for private photography courses and learn how to take photographs with the help of a experienced private tutor.
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