Digital Photography School
Digital Photography School, decide where and what level first!
If you do a search on Google for "digital photography school" you are going to come up with tens of millions of links. That's enough to put a whole lot of people off even considering the possibility of trying to find a suitable digital photography school to learn about the basics of the craft. But if you narrow your search and type in a location, you will narrow down your digital photography school search considerably. Here are some examples and ideas.
The first thing to think about is whether you want to find a training location or course that you can physically visit and train at. If this is the case you can add a location to your web search, which will inevitably result in substantially less results. So, for example, if you try adding "New York" to the search, you'll cut to some 1 500 000 possibilities. Try adding "London" instead and you'll get little more than 700 000, more than halving the results. If you add "Sydney" to the search, you'll end up with only about 126 000 possibilities. Clearly it depends where you live.
What you need to realise is that if you are looking for a digital photography school or other type of training programme where you can attend courses at a physical location, you will need to be sure it is near to where you live. Unfortunately this isn't always possible.
Happily there are also a lot of training facilities that offer distance learning opportunities. This doesn't necessarily mean that you have to access them on the Internet. Traditional colleges still allow you to register with them, complete the course, send in the assignments, and eventually end up with some kind of qualification or a certificate that shows you have completed the course successfully.
So where do you find these types of facilities?
Here's an idea: go small. See what courses are advertised in your local newspaper or in magazines published in your country. There's no point in getting excited about courses offered in London or New York if you live in Sydney or Cape Town and want to attend a digital photography school.