There are a number of online courses that you can take for free right now, and Leica has decided to give its contribution. The company has announced an online series of free educational talks, as well as a weekly photo challenge to help you stay creative and curious even in these difficult times.
Like I mentioned in one of my previous articles, online learning is one of the great ways to spend your time in self-isolation. More and more companies and individual creatives are unlocking their online courses, offering them for free to everyone stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. To make it easier for you, we put all of them in one place. So, here’s a list of online courses that you can access for free during the coronavirus crisis. There’s a bunch of them all over the web now, but we’ve focused on those related to photography and visual arts.
The coronavirus outbreak has put most of us in quarantine and left many people without work. To help all photographers affected by the situation, Professional Photographers of America has unlocked all of its online classes. For the next two weeks, you will be able to access over 1,100 PPA’s classes free of charge.
Four months ago, it was Stanford who made their photography course for free, and now comes Harvard’s turns. Harvard has an online learning platform – Alison – and their photography course has been uploaded in whole and accessible worldwide.
There are 12 modules with an extra module as a bonus, so you can follow on your own pace:
When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of the technical advances that we see in use today with computer generated imagery. So, it’s no wonder that he jumped into digital photography. From 2009 until 2014, Levoy taught digital photography at Stanford.
In 2016, he revised the course and taught it again at Google in Spring. Now, the entire revised course is available online completely free. The course assumes no prior knowledge of photography whatsoever. It covers pretty much everything you’d ever want to know about photography. Covering a multitude of technical aspects from the basics to extremely in-depth.