…you’ll have a hard time finding any reliable source to show you how without spending a small fortune…
There are a host of online blogs that will “teach” you how to take photos. And I’ve visited many myself (albeit a small fraction of the number of blogs that likely exist).
1. Basic or too general – many sites don’t give a detailed instruction on how to take the shot. They tend to be very general and are hard to put into practice.
2. Ultra-time consuming – to find what you’re are looking for, you will have to spend many hours in blogs trying to find the info you need.
3. You are not their focus – at least, not as a student. Many photographers post online for some “online love” – likes, follows, kudos, etc. They care that people enjoy their photo, but not about teaching you how to take one.
Learning by trial and error is actually a method I do recommend for new photographers…sometimes.
It’s power is in the fact that as humans, we learn so much better when we make mistakes before we get it right. When that happens, we tend to learn the lesson much better.
Trial and error can take an incredible amount of time to reach success. If you have lots of time to burn, then I say go for it.
And the quality of these lessons are often excellent. I’ve taken many photography courses over the years and found all of them great.
But the downfall is professional lessons are expensive. Expect to spend hundreds of dollars, and they will be very focused on one topic.
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