If you have chosen a path in photography it becomes imperative to acquire skills that will enhance your craft. However, there are photographers out there like myself who have tight schedules that would make it almost impossible to enroll in courses with the propensity of propelling their career to a new height. One of such very important course is photo editing.
Software on photo editing is increasing in their numbers. There are no limitations to how you can tweak a raw photograph to create that masterpiece that will leave everyone in awe. Today, the difference between a professional photographer and an amateur is no longer about the angle they point the camera alone but also about which of them can use a photo editing tool better. Online courses are the way to go if you are grappling with a lack of time, because it allows you to learn at your own pace. I have been rummaging through the internet and I have found great online courses on photo editing software which I would love to share with you.
Photo Retouching online course by Sessions College
This online course on photo editing will be taught by Taz Tally,an expert in digital imaging and press techniques. This online course is a walk through from minor color corrections to major background modifications. You will be taught how to turn a good photograph into a piece of artwork using Photoshop tools and filters. The major difference this course will make, if you already know how to use some of the Photoshop features, is that no one will be able to spot that the picture has been enhanced. This course will be of great benefit to photographers and designers alike.
All you need to know about Photoshop
There is no website that has more videos and tutorial materials on Photoshop than Phlearn. They have over five hundred videos already on Photoshop and five new videos are uploaded weekly. Their tutorials are specific to different topics; this made it really easy for me to cut time on learning precisely what I needed and not relearning the entire software all over like a beginner. Phlearn has practically assumed the role as number 1 online company for Photoshop training.
Lightroom 5 chopped into smaller pieces
Chopping a software into smaller chunks makes it easier to learn. In this video series containing forty parts, Anthony Morganti walks through Lightroom 5. He starts from scratch and gradually moves through to cover advanced topics. If you have Lightroom 5 already installed in your computer, this series will help you to become a pro in its use.
Photo editing and video making courses
The New York Institute of Photography offers online courses on photography which are accredited and affordable. Their specialty is in everything pertaining post-production techniques. It is one of the cheapest I have seen at an initial cost of $59. The best part is that you will also get a certification at the end of the course.