Photography is an expansive field of knowledge, requiring understanding of both the science and the art of photographic work. Ongoing study of photographic technologies and creative methodologies is necessary in order to keep pace with continuing evolution of this dynamic art form. To help you begin your education in the photographic discipline, we have identified from the vast range of subjects to be mastered those courses that are most essential to developing a firm foundation on which to build comprehensive knowledge. We have also included courses that guide the student through intermediate steps of progress toward specialization in some of the most popular photographic genres. Just click on the link for your city to access the directory of selected photography courses available in your area.