Update: This post was originally posted on 3rd April 2020 but after changing my website this post had to be re-published due to technical issues.
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Well we are now in our second week of lock down in the UK and I don't know about you but the thought of doing anything photography related in the first week couldn't have been further from my mind.
However, at the start of the second week I decided to try and be a bit more productive with my time. And with that in mind I decided to take an online photography course that I had been thinking of doing for a while but never seemed to get around to.
I decided to do my course through Creative Live which runs several different courses with photography being just one group. There's also courses on self improvement, entrepreneurship, needle craft and music to name just a few. So as you can see it's a website that covers quite a few subjects, and within each of topics there are subtopics with courses covering different aspects of that subtopic.
I decided to take The Art of Nature Photography course that is ran by Art Wolfe, I decided on that course because of my love of nature photography and the fact that there are 64 positive reviews and not a single negative review. The class is broken down in to 12 classes covering lenses, composition, ten deadly sins, his travels to three different countries as well as more. Each class comes in the form of a video.
What I like most about the course is that it is broken down into chunks with each class lasting no more than 35 mins. Which means you can watch one and then go back to the next later when you have time. Also with each class lasting no more than 35 minutes it means that I found it just the right length. In the sense that it was long enough to get enough information about each part of the topic but not too long that I lost concentration.
To gain access to this or any class there are two options on the website you can either pay per class or you can pay for a pass that allows you access to all the classes. Each class is individually priced and at the time I purchased the course I did (on 30/03/2020) there was actually a sale on and instead of the course costing $49 it only cost $18. However, had I wished to purchase a pass before this would have either cost me either $39 per month for the monthly pass, or $149 for the yearly pass. The yearly pass works out significantly cheaper at about $13 per month. And I would say that purchasing a pass would definitely be beneficial if you are going to be taking their classes regularly.
I hope if you do take one (or more) of the classes on Creative Live you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed my class.