Icon Photography School

To put the concept of Icon Photography School in simple terms, this school teaches you how to take professional photographs. In doing so it doesn't matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer.

In this age of technology and Internet communication, the idea of taking online classes may not seem to be that exciting. But there is a lot to gain from getting the details about Icon and its "interactive online photography course."

Here are the basics:

  • 11 lessons covering the field of photography

  • Two to four weeks average completion time

  • Beginner theory

  • Advanced composition and production techniques

You'll learn to use you camera settings and features for the best images. After completing the course you will be able to:

  • use lenses, filters and even classic film

  • understand and control color

  • learn about digital processing and editing

  • build a personal portfolio that will open professional doors

Lighting is a key element of the course, as is black-and-white photography.

As is the case with online courses in many fields, the Icon Photography school program puts emphasis on specific projects. This is intended to help students create outstanding images and learn in the process.

Those who finish the program find they have added strength in photography theory and technology. There are exams but instructors don't focus on memorization. Field experience is most important, according to the Icon Website.


You can also participate in one-on-one photography lessons!

In addition to these obvious benefits, students receive one-on-one attention. Students are not only encouraged to present their work and publish photos, they are assisted with publishing.

One thing that I personllay find OUTSTANDING...

Icon Photography School has "a partnership with an online art magazine" to give students a chance to publish their finished work (a huge opportunity to get your name out there and draw attention)!

Learning through online courses may be difficult for some. This educational route means that individuals must be self-starters and must remain motivated without face-to-face contact with instructors and other students.

However, Icon's program strives to offer an "online community" that allows students to smoothly obtain lecture notes, quiz materials and assignments. Students finish a photography portfolio and pass a final exam to complete the course.

Icon Photography School has served students from nearly three dozen countries at a cost that is often less than other online photo courses. Instructors encourage students to complete the program in a certain amount of time but there is little pressure to adhere to a time schedule.

Money Talks

How much does it cost to enroll in the Icon program? That's a good question!! The school's Website puts it this way,

"It's time to enhance the creative side of your mind. Enroll today and save $125. Enroll today for $175."
The site also offers a 30-day, money-back guarantee.

That fee should be reasonable enough for most serious students of photography. But it might be good to look at what you can get for your money.

One section of the course emphasizes black-and-white photography, which Icon states, "has its own set of rules." Students find that B&W photography is not just pictures without color. Tone and mood are key elements of the process.

Post-production editing of photos is the heart of the digital darkroom section. This skill allows students to "add an additional punch to your photographs." Using that knowledge in conjunction with the advanced composition course should help students "set themselves apart from the pack," as the Website states it. The Icon course is for "ambitious beginners."

The school also includes a section that helps students "Learn from the Masters." Instructors cover "advancement in photography made by many of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries greatest photography masters."

To Summarize

There are 14 lessons in the Icon Photography School program, ranging from Re-discovering Your World and Finding Inspiration from Photography Masters to Digital Darkroom-Creating Dramatic Effects and Creating Your Photography Portfolio. Along the way you should enhance your photography skills.

Contact Details

Mailing Address
Photography Icon
2044 West 3rd Ave
Vancouver, BC.