Attending a Photography Workshop? Read this!

The world is evolving very fast and there is something new to learn every day. An interactive workshop offers one of the opportunities to learn from experts and connect with some passionate photographers.

Talking about Photography, in recent times, there has been a surge of photography workshops – online, in classrooms as well as on the field. The choice can leave you confused and make it difficult to choose the one which best fits your requirements. And even after choosing the best workshop, its finally up to you to make the best of it.

So here we thought that we can put together a small checklist to help you get maximum from your photography workshop:

#1: Check the Syllabus

You don’t want to get into a workshop and realize that you are already an expert at what is being taught at the workshop. When you decide to attend a workshop, decide on a particular topic or skill you would like to know about and learn. And when you do your search for a suitable workshop, have a close look at the syllabus and be sure that you will learn something new. In case of any questions about the syllabus, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the organizers and know the details.

#2: Review the Instructor and Feedback

It is important that the instructor is not only knowledgeable but also is a veteran in teaching. Check how long he / she has been taking workshops and instructing. Gather feedback and confirm that the instructor holds credibility.

#3: Knows the Costs

Be sure that you know what all is included in the costs of the workshop and more importantly, what is not included. You are attending a workshop to learn and there should not be any unwanted distractions while you are attending that. Have a complete clarity beforehand so that you are better prepared.

#4: Be active, ask questions and clarify your doubts

Once you are in the workshop, make sure that you are very active. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Feel free to clarify your doubts – no matter how trivial they may sound. By asking questions and discussing, you are also helping others in learning more.

#5: Make your notes

Make notes of all the new things you learn at the workshop. These notes can come handy when you want to revise something post the workshop and try out the learning practically.

#6: Connect with fellow participants

You learn a lot through collaboration and that can happen only when you connect with the fellow participants, initiate discussions with them and facilitate brainstorming. If possible, connect with the participants before the workshop and start discussing the topics which are going to be taught at the workshop. That will help you know if you need to learn something or hone some skills before the workshop to be able to get the most from it. Even after the workshop, be in touch with fellow participants. That is your audience for bouncing ideas and getting feedback on your work anytime in future.

#7: Share Your Experiences

Leverage the true spirit of social media and share your experiences and learning through Blog/ Facebook/ Twitter or whichever way you feel comfortable. Sharing your experiences and knowledge will help you enhance what you have learnt at the workshop, build on it and further improve.

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