Ever since Instagram stormed onto the scene, people have been all about doing it for the ‘gram.
And if you really took the time to compare the overall quality of photos from several years ago compared to now, you’d find there’s been a discernible uptick. Not just because people are slapping a filter on their shots, but because they’re more aware of basic photography principles nowadays (rule of thirds, asymmetrical balance, et cetera).
Consumer tech companies have been paying attention, and now phone cameras pack a bigger punch than many of yesterday’s handheld models. In fact, Apple’s next iPhone might come with a third camera (though that still might not top the Nokia 9’s five whopping rear cameras).
It’s never been cheaper or easier to take stunning photos — or to get started learning some new tricks. Whether your equipment of choice is your phone or a high-powered DSLR, the courses below will help:
1. Hollywood Art Institute photography course and certification
- 1 1. Hollywood Art Institute photography course and certification
- 2 2. Photography Diploma Master Class
- 3 3. The Award-Winning iPhotography Training: Lifetime Access
- 4 4. The Complete Outdoor Photography Bundle
- 5 5. The Complete Photography Professional Bundle
- 6 6. The Beginner-to-Expert Photography and Videography Bundle
- 7 7. Photography Basics: Cameras, Technique, and Composition with John Greengo
- 8 8. Lifestyle & Adventure Photography with Lucas Gilman
This online photography course spans 22 modules and 56 hours of content. You’ll learn tips and tricks from experienced pro photographers — including Level 3-Certified Pro Tutors — and will benefit from instructional materials including videos, articles, ebooks, and much more. Plus, you’ll get a free five-year subscription to the Pro Article Database.
This course is normally worth $2,595, but you can grab it on sale for just $19.
Hollywood Art Institute photography course and certification — $19
2. Photography Diploma Master Class
This four-week course is perfect if you’re looking for some structured learning. Start it at any time, after which you’ll access a comprehensive curriculum with about three hours of coursework per week. The material runs the gamut from exploring different photographic styles to selecting different types of cameras to the finer technical details of shooting in manual.
This Master Class is valued at $395 but you can grab it now for just $19.
Photography Diploma Master Class – $19
3. The Award-Winning iPhotography Training: Lifetime Access
This training features 80 hours of premium content available 24/7 and has been taken by 90,000 students and counting. You’ll get one-on-one mentoring from pro photographers, complete practical photography assignments designed to help you learn, and access an extensive download library to supplement your education.
The course is worth $849, but you can grab it on sale for just $39.
The Award-Winning iPhotography Training: Lifetime Access — $39
4. The Complete Outdoor Photography Bundle
If you’re looking to specialize in outdoor photography, consider this training. You’ll dive deep into wildlife and landscape photography essentials, learning everything from how to capture animals in their natural habitats to how to get the best light in your photos. On top of that, dive into post-processing techniques to touch up your snapshots in a way that does justice to the environments you captured.
It normally retails for $425, but you can grab it on sale for just $39.
The Complete Outdoor Photography Bundle — $39
5. The Complete Photography Professional Bundle
This is perfect if you’re looking for resources to go from amateur to pro photographer. Turn your passion into a revenue-generating business by mastering the essentials: how to shoot in manual, take wedding photos, edit in Mac Photos, capture stunning candid street photographs, and much more.
Its full value is $771.95, but you can get it on sale for just $35.
The Complete Photography Professional Bundle — $35
6. The Beginner-to-Expert Photography and Videography Bundle
This course bundle is great for anyone who wants a comprehensive deep dive into not just photography, but also videography (the two being complementary skills). You’ll learn key tips from a Hollywood cinematographer, dive into video production essentials, and even learn how to do videography with a drone.
The bundle is worth $1,393 but you can grab it on sale for just $35.
The Beginner-To-Expert Photography & Videography Bundle — $35
7. Photography Basics: Cameras, Technique, and Composition with John Greengo
If you’re an absolute beginner, this course will help you get started. It’s instructed by award-winning photographer John Greengo, who boasts over three decades of experience in outdoor and nature photography. Learn to navigate all the basics of shooting with your camera, plus lock down a solid understanding of composition fundamentals.
It’s worth $29 but you can grab it on sale for just $9.99.
Photography Basics: Cameras, Technique, and Composition with John Greengo — $9.99
8. Lifestyle & Adventure Photography with Lucas Gilman
This quick one-hour course is instructed by Lucas Gilman, a prolific pro photographer who’s shot for Red Bull, National Geographic, ESPN, and more. He’ll show you everything you need to break into lifestyle and adventure photography, including refining your style, setting up your portfolio, and even selecting the best gear for the job.
This course is worth $29 but you can get it on sale for just $9.99.
Lifestyle & Adventure Photography with Lucas Gilman — $9.99