Tip 1: How to become a photographer
With the advent of digital photography, the illusion was born that it's easy to shoot: just buy an expensive heaped camera and press the button. But, of course, this is not so. If you like photography and think about professionalizing a hobby, you need a proper education. You can learn how to shoot both analogue and digital camera, you will learn retouching, the basics of composition and many other tricks.
Most photo schools and courses, unfortunately, can not boast of highly qualified teachers and are not able to give a decent education. About master classes, if you are not self-taught, it is also better to forget, because this is not enough. In Moscow, there are several excellent educational institutions that produce real photographers, but keep in mind that you will have to spend a considerable amount of money for training.
This is, first of all, the Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia. A. Rodchenko, at the "Moscow House of Photography". The school gives education not only in the field of photography, but also in the field of contemporary art and video art. You can study documentary, project photography and new media. The school has 2 training programs: a daily budget (on a competitive basis) and an evening fee. But it's incredibly difficult to enter the budget. At school the brilliant teaching structure consisting of authoritative, influential people: photographers, artists, art critics. Among them - Igor Mukhin, Catherine Tar and many others. There is one drawback: the school. A.Rodchenko issues a diploma that is not a state diploma. But this is not critical, because today professionalism is more valued than the presence of crusts.
One of the largest photo schools in Russia is the Academy of Photography. This is ideal for beginners. Training is paid, but you will be provided with professionally equipped photo studios and cameras. The Academy has excellent computer classes. The courses are divided into 4 categories: for teenagers, beginners, advanced and professionals. If you are not sure of your desire to become a photographer. you can try a short-term program. In addition, you can choose individual training with a flexible schedule.
Another great option - the college of cinema, television and multimedia VGIK them. S.A.Gerasimova. You need to choose a specialization "Technique and art of photography". In this college you will get a secondary vocational education. Upon admission, applicants take an examination in the Russian language and pass a creative contest. Training lasts two years, after which you receive a state diploma.