August 24th, 2015
I am interested in taking a workshop on Real Estate Photography. I am in Texas, there are evening short workshops in Austin at Precision camera. I am more interested in totally immersing myself in learning the elements of RE Photography. FYI, I do have a degree in photography from Brooks Institute in 1981-when we shot film! So although I have quiet a bit of experience in the photo/film world-see website. I do not have the digital technique and post-production experience.
Liz’s request for a workshop to learn real estate photography is not unique. Everyone thinks in terms of face-to-face classes because that’s how we all grew up. But the world is changing. Streaming video, electronic media, Skype, YouTube and Google Hangouts offers ways to inexpensively provide training in subjects where it’s no practical or economical to do large-scale face-to-face training. I’m not saying you shouldn’t go to workshops. Spending time with an expert is still the best approach at learning if you can get it… it just isn’t always practical. So use online learning and if you can get into a workshop, for it.
In the process of explaining to Liz the real estate photography learning resources that we have available here on the PFRE blog, I realized that even though there are a bunch of links to all the resources along the top and sidebars of the blog I didn’t have a concise step-by-step explanation of how the resources fit together. So I’ve updated what used to be called the Store page to the 8 Steps to Learning Real Estate Photography page which does a better job of explaining how all the PFRE learning resources fit together.