I’ve been using Skillshare for a few months now, and I love it. In case you don’t know already, Skillshare is an online learning community where anyone can discover, take, or even teach a class. There are endless classes on all the best topics. You can learn things like Photography, Videography, Surface Pattern Design, etc. You can also learn how to use certain softwares like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premier and more.
When I signed up for Skillshare, I wanted to learn more about photography and videography. The first class I took was DIY Cinematography: Make Your Video Look Like a Movie by Ryan Booth, and that class alone was worth the small monthly fee. I took another great class Tyson Wheatley entitled Mobile Photography Basics for Instagram Success. Since then, I’ve fallen down the Skillshare rabbit hole and discovered so many more topics and classes to enroll in.
I know what you’re thinking, “What makes this different from Lynda.com and other online learning sites?”. And my answer is: quality. I’ve used Lynda.com in the past and was underwhelmed with the videos, classes, and teachers. Don’t get me wrong, the teachers were good, they were just a little dull for my taste, and a little dated. Skillshare isn’t perfect either. You’re likely to stumble across some not so good classes, but all in all they’re pretty spot on.
No matter what you’re trying to learn, Skillshare has a class on it. And if you’re confident in what you do, you can even become a teacher. Skillshare has a really great selection of classes that you can take for free, but the premium version gives you access to over 150,000 classes. If you want to check it out for yourself, you can sign up here and receive a free month of premium.