How many people have paid for and attended a workshop we thought was going to be improbable and simply what we wanted solely to search out out that it wasn’t actually what we thought it could be?
I’ve finished this greater than as soon as and eventually determined to pay extra consideration to what it was I used to be signing up for and what my considering was behind the choice. Right here are some things to contemplate earlier than signing off on that Pay Now button.
Do your analysis on the workshop
Analysis the subject material. There are many choices on the market for studying. On-line programs & workshops, YouTube movies, mentoring applications, and in-person programs from one-day to full-on train-person-day pictures symposiums.
Relying on what it’s you need to be taught it should assist to determine that out and learn how that exact topic is introduced. Do you simply want a refresher or do you wish to be taught a brand new approach from the bottom up? Will an internet video course work or would it not be extra useful to attend an in-person workshop?
Who’s the teacher? Is their educating type good in your studying type? That is private, not each teacher is nice for each individual, all of us be taught in numerous methods and instructors all have totally different educating strategies and talking types. Search on-line for movies they’ve posted, discover critiques, and speak to others who’ve attended this individual’s programs.
Analysis the course content material. Is it in keeping with what you wish to be taught or is it one thing you are feeling you need to be taught? Your angle about these two may be utterly totally different and might have an effect on your studying in the course of the course. Be sure that the course content material will embody info that works towards your targets.
Have targets for the workshop
What are your targets for this workshop or course? What do you wish to be taught, and what do you wish to take away from this expertise? Going into this system with clear leads to thoughts will allow you to stroll away with a significantly better studying expertise. Take a look at the content material of a number of programs/workshops to see which one most closely fits your targets. (You do have targets, don’t you?)
When you’re truly in that room, out within the area, in that chat or on-line group — PARTICIPATE! That is one I wrestle with and realized the arduous manner. Ask questions. You understand — there is no such thing as a such factor as a dumb query — proper? It’s not simple, I get it.
Image this. You’re on a 10-day pictures symposium, on a scientific explorer ship, within the Arctic with 4 skilled photographers who’re there that will help you. Learn that once more — are there to HELP you! You’re out in a zodiac capturing polar bears, you bought this, proper? Have you ever ever photographed polar bears earlier than? From a shifting zodiac? Within the water which is shifting? Whereas the 14 different individuals round you might be additionally attempting to get the shot? Whereas the polar bear is shifting? You’ve bought this proper?
Nicely not completely unsuitable, but when I had requested questions like what’s the easiest way to strategy this, what are the most effective settings to make use of on this state of affairs (that I’ve by no means ever nor will ever probably be in once more), I’d have come away with much better photographs than I did get. Should you don’t get that shot, the entire above are simply excuses.
Work together with fellow attendees as nicely. There may be a lot to be realized from our fellow photographers and you already know we (principally) all love to speak pictures!
You’ll be able to at all times be taught one thing. What in case you’re in a workshop and notice it’s probably not relevant to what you do. Step again, change your thought course of a bit and work out how you should utilize what’s being taught in your personal pictures.
A pal of mine was in a ‘lighting and capturing automobiles’ workshop however they don’t shoot automobiles, they shoot Lego minifigs. They got here out of that with concepts, having been of the thoughts that automobiles are shiny, curved and angular objects. You understand what, Lego minifigs are shiny, curved and angular objects simply on a smaller scale so the identical ideas and methods may be utilized.
Like something, doing all of your homework helps. Figuring out what you need entering into helps. With so many choices on the market we have to be extra diligent in our analysis and decisions in order that we are able to get the most effective info and expertise potential for every of us.