Photography is one of the cool thing I ever wanted to learn. I see some cool pics of my friends on their Facebook profile or WhatsApp profile an wonder how they have done it. And later on after a little research I found that the answer lies on Photography. So, what you need to learn photography? Definitely you need a Camera, some guide from somebody or some kind of exposure to photography. Sometimes I have seen people they will buy a costly DSLR camera but they will be using it only on AUTO mode because they really don’t know how to get most out of the camera. Or sometimes they don’t have time to learn photography out of their daily 9-6 office routine.
Do you feel sorry for yourself that you are unable to learn photography because of lack of time or you don’t have enough money to spend on photography classes? Then this is the right place where I will show you some FREE online education classes from EXPERTS. Yes, you read it right, EXPERT online Photography classes for FREE.
Why do you need this Online Photography Courses?
Recently I came across a photography course on Groupon that cost me around $10, (not really a huge amount to be spent) and for which I was really interested to pursue. Later I explored that the course was provided electronically, meaning you will get access to their videos and materials online. Then I thought why not to have a look around the web for some free photography courses??
And then I found some of the good places to start photography and thought to share all of them at one place to all of you who are really interested to learn photography. The biggest advantage of these FREE online courses/classes is you can learn at your own pace and also you can learn in your free or spare time, which means there is not a single missing class.
This free online course offered on ALISON one of the largest Online Education place.
As of writing this content 183,519 students had enrolled and based on 1677 ratings this course had a 4 star of rating out of 5.
The course duration is of around 10 – 15 hours and is divided into following modules:
- Introduction to Digital Photography
- Introduction to Software
- Introduction to Light
- Introduction to Exposure – Part 1
- Introduction to Exposure – Part 2
- Introduction to Optics
- Introduction to Histograms
- Introduction to Software Tools
- Introduction to Digital Cameras – Part 1
- Introduction to Digital Cameras – Part 2
- Introduction to Color
- Introduction to Artifacts
- Digital Photography Assessment
This is A free online course offered on Udemy by Karl Taylor, a professional photographer spent more than 20 years in photography.
This course has 22 hours of lecture and 2 hours of video material which covers all levels of photography skills.
As of writing this content 117,398 students had enrolled and based on 1134 ratings this course had a 4.5 star of rating out of 5.
The course is divided into the following sections:
- This Free photography course intro
- Getting Started
- Using Light In Your Photography
- More Advanced Photography Techniques
- Bonus Photography Tutorials
Here is another free online course offered on Open2Study by Dr. Shane Hulbert
As of writing this content 62,037 students had enrolled and based on 3049 student reviews this course had 89% rating out of 100.
This course has a total of 40 videos, 36, quizzes, 4 assessments and is divided into the following sections:
- Light Through Lenses
- Photography’s Evolution
- The Digital Darkroom
- Visual Language & Creative Photography
Another free online courses offered on Photography Course website. There are many courses for beginners, intermediate, advanced photography and for Photo editing.
You can choose one or many of them based on what you want to learn unlike above all-in-one courses.
Unlike the above sources this not an Online Photography Course but a website which includes 12 photography lessons.
- Camera Basics
- Meters and Light
- Digital Camera Histograms & Exposure
- Exposure (Basic)
- Exposure: High Key
- Exposure: Low Key
- Depth of Field
- Shutter Effects
- Rule of Thirds
- Diagonal Lines
- ‘S’ Curves
- Negative Space
- Pick A Subject
My list may be limited but provides you good options as compared to others but again of course there are many options available on the internet. If you happen to have some more quality info in this regard then please share it with us in the comments section. I will be keep on adding into the list if I will get some more options.