For those of who cannot afford any time and money for photography lessons (like myself), here's the good news: MOMA now offers free online photography course. I have signed up for the course as soon as I came across the posting about the new course. The course is 6 weeks long and the course materials for each week consist of short videos, readings, discussion, and a quiz at the end. Let's get educated!
Although taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate. This course aims to address the gap between seeing and truly understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making. In this course you will look closely at photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and hear a variety of perspectives on what a photograph is and the ways that photography has been used throughout its nearly 180 year history: as a means of artistic expression, as a tool for science and exploration; as an instrument of documentation; to tell stories and record histories; and as a mode of communication and critique in our ever increasingly visual culture.
Subtitles available in English
Course Info Source: https://www.coursera.org/learn/photography/