Frequently Asked Questions
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How does it work?
When you enroll you will be directed to a download page where you can start downloading our digital course material. All instructions for completing the course are contained within the main student workspace. You can then start reading the lessons. At the end of each lesson there is an “assignment” that you can shoot. You can the submit the assignment to be critiqued! Each lesson (14 in total) has this same process. The lessons start very easy and get progressively more challenging as your skills improve!
How much does the online photography course cost?
Check out the enrollment page to check the latest prices.
How long does it take?
That’s the beauty of this system is that there are no deadlines! It’s self paced. Most students complete the course in as little as a couple weeks. Others have taken up to a year to finish. It all depends on how busy or dedicated people are. Some of our students are busy mothers who have their hands full and it takes them a little longer, and rightfully so. Other students are quite young and do the course very quickly because they have more free time. Whatever the case, there are no deadlines like other courses. Deadlines suck! Let’s have fun and learn without worrying about time.
What previous experience or education do I need?
There are no previous educational requirements. All you need is to be ready to learn and have fun.
How old do I need to be to enroll?
There are no age restrictions.
What if I am not located within North America. Can I still enroll?
Yes, you can enroll from anywhere in the world. We have students in over 30 countries!
What camera do I need before enrolling?
All you need is a camera (digital or film will do), a computer, and an internet connection! Pretty simple! The course is designed so that you can master any camera and take great pictures with whatever tools you have in the future. We do not teach you how to use one specific camera because those skills won’t apply to your next camera. We teach you how to take great photos and that skill will last a lifetime.
When is the next start date?
There are no start dates in this online photography school. When you enroll you can start as soon as your student account is created.
Does it matter what type of camera I have?
You can start now with any camera! Really, any camera will do! It does not matter what type of camera you have when you start our course. We do usually recommend that you work towards getting a camera with as much manual control as possible. Specifically, you’ll soon start to feel limited without aperture and shutter speed control with a mediocre camera. That being said, it’s not mandatory to have a fancy camera. Many of our students use simple point and click cameras and focus more on the artistic elements of the craft. However, as stated above, you’ll eventually want more manual control of some of the technical elements of photography. The good news is that digital SLR’s are dropping in price quickly. So while, you’ll probably want to upgrade in the future, it’s not necessary at this very moment.
Does it matter what language I speak?
Our approach also makes learning accessible to people from around the world. You’ll still be given one on one opportunities with a teacher and be asked to read lectures, complete assignments, take quizzes and be critiqued, but you’re doing so for your own personal betterment as a photographer and not simply for a degree and for a very small fraction of the price you would normally pay.
How can I contact the Icon Photography School?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do I enroll? This sounds awesome!
You can go ahead and enroll here when you’re ready. Oh and thanks for saying that!