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Full Frame Insurance is here today with a list of 4 FREE online photography courses you should check out. Whether you’re a beginner who has just bought their first camera, someone who wants to change up their game, or you’ve been shooting for years, these courses have valuable information that you can benefit from. Knowledge is power and with this knowledge you’ll enhance your career.
Plus, we want to tell you a little about what Full Frame Insurance is best at: insuring photographers with photography insurance—your number one asset.
Get ready to skill up.
1. Photography Life
Photography Life is now offering all of their photography courses free to their readers. Each course is valued at $150 and can be accessed on YouTube for anyone to watch and learn more about photography.
These courses were filmed both indoors and at remote locations, ensuring quality tips that can be applied to both indoor photography and outdoor settings.
Their Level One course offers 16 videos chock full of information for beginners who are looking to learn about photography and gain skills they can apply to their jobs. If you’re a self-taught photographer who has tinkered here and there and shot a few friends, or if you’re a straight up beginner, then this course is perfect for you! You’ll learn about specific gear, how to use light to your advantage and disregard automatic settings, and get into some length DSLR hacks.
If you’re interested in getting started with Photography Life, check out their YouTube channel.
Are you looking to take a masterclass in photography? Then Udemy has your back. For a limited time their photography courses are either free or nearly free, with each course offering 20+ hours of course material and each video is unique and easy to follow.
Udemy’s Photography Masterclass teaches beginners and experienced photographers how to change up their skills, improve their editing skills, and how to take better photos with smartphones (a valuable skill in this day and age.)
Plus, their masterclass includes a lesson on how to enhance your photography business, not just your skills.
More than 30,000 people have benefited from this course and have given it a 4.3 / 5. Check it out to learn more.
Everyone loves Nikon. Unless, of course, you’re a Canon-fiend. Regardless of the brand you’re rocking on your camera strap, these classes from Nikon will do you some good. For a limited time, photographers can access the Nikon School library to learn more about photography.
Their hour-long videos are taught by professional photographers such as Joey Terril and Reed Hoffman who come with years of experience to give you the highest-quality lessons. They offer Nikon-specific courses, such as videos on how to get started with one of their DSLRs and camera-specific tutorials, as well as courses that stick to the basics and others that go beyond the fundamentals of photography in general.
They’ve filled their library with courses on photographing children and pets, taking portraits in the outdoors, and discovering macro photography.
These courses are for everyone but especially those who want to dig their feet in deeper in the photography world. Or, if you’re looking to learn something completely new, you’ll love these courses.
4. Skill Share
Are you looking to improve specific skills? Maybe you’re looking for free content on how to use a certain editing software or you want a lesson on street photography. If that’s the case then Skill Share is for you!
At Skill Share you can sift through a myriad of skill-specific lessons such as using Adobe Lightroom, that course on street photography we just mentioned, iphone photo editing, taking better overhead photos, and so much more! You’ll find enriching quality lessons that you’ll be able to apply to your work as soon as you’ve picked up the skill.
You’ll have to sign up to access their library, and sometimes become a member to watch the more niche lessons, but it’s worth it. By signing up, you also get to join a message board community that allows you to connect with other photographers as well as resources and class projects that help you improve what you’ve learned.
Check out their extensive library here.
What Else Should I Do?
Gaining new skills and improving the ones you currently have will not only make you a better photographer but will also show how committed you are to working on your career and pushing yourself forward.
If you’re interested in going the extra mile to show your commitment and seriousness about photography then consider purchasing photography insurance from Full Frame Insurance.
Full Frame photography insurance to photographers that protects them against third-party liability claims that arise out of their business operations.
Don’t leave your budding photography business vulnerable against such claims and purchase your photography insurance policy today! Our annual policy starts at $99 and provides you one full year of coverage.