One of the most frequently asked questions in photography seminars is as to how one can acquire top-notch photography skills. In answering this question, I usually point out that there are several ways in which such top-notch photography skills can be acquired. And those ways, in which one can acquire excellent photography skills, will be the focus of today’s article.
One way to acquire top notch photography skills is by enrolling for photography classes. Photography classes typically don’t cost a lot of money. Yet through them, you can acquire the skills you need to get started on the journey towards being a top notch photographer. You need to view the fees you will be paying for the photography classes as an investment. Like if, for instance, you work at UPS, and you therefore receive your paychecks through Upsers.com. In that case, it may be painful going to the UPSers login screen, signing in, and checking your paystub – only to realize that a quarter of your paycheck would be going to payment of photography class fees. Yet if you acquire good photography skills, and subsequently get a job as a photojournalist, you’d stand a chance to get a very good return on that investment. That is the type of perspective you need to have.
Another way to acquire top notch photography skills is by having an excellent photographer teach you personally. So here, what you’d be getting would essentially be personalized tutorials.
Whether you enroll for photography classes or you have an excellent photographer teach you, you will need to refine your skills. What you will actually be getting from the photography classes (or from the photography tutorials) are the basic photography skills. To convert such ‘basic’ photography skills into ‘top-notch’ photography skills, you will need to practice. Practice makes perfect. It is through practice that you will be able to refine such skills: from the ‘basic’ level to the ‘top-notch’ level.