NEWSFLASH: Yes, it is true. You can learn everything you need to learn about Photography on-line for FREE. In fact, you can learn a lot about most things on-line for FREE or for very little money!! First I need to ponder, then marvel and then rant for a moment, but ultimately I have two educational tips for you.
The other day I was chatting with a good friend about the high cost of a college education. Back in the good ole' days, it was possible to pay a good chunk of your own college tuition. I did and I was proud that I could work and make a significant contribution to the cost of my own education. I felt empowered and independent. Today the cost of a college education is so out of reach that self-funding is an impossibility. So, parents pay the bills, students graduate with huge student loans and often with degrees of debatable value.
Isn't it ironic, don't you think? At a time when college costs are soaring, access to all the facts and information the world has ever known is available on-line for FREE! Hmmmm....Now I am not suggesting you encourage your kids to bypass college and educate themselves on-line, (maybe I am?) but the reality is you can learn almost anything you need to know from some of the best instructors in the world on your i-phone (if you have good eyes) or on your computer at home and even in your pajamas.
So what are you waiting for? Learn something new today!
Tip Number 1: You can learn amazing things from Ivy League quality professors through a company called The Great Courses. These courses aren't free, but I guarantee the cost per credit hour is far less than the cost of your your local community college and you are in for a first rate educational experience!
Tip Number 2: If you want to learn how to become a better photographer check out Moose Peterson's FREE iBook on the Fundamentals of Photography. This is a fantastic introduction to photography and yes, it is FREE.