About the lesson
Before I can do this however, it is necessary to first ask, and the answer, two not unimportant and basic questions—"What can one teach in an Photography class?" and, "What is Photography all about anyway?" I shall answer the second question with the simple, but not undisputed, I am sure, answer, that Photography is about Life, and the producing, doing, or act of Photography is a deep expression of an individual’s response to Life, contained within a form of some sort. There are, of course, many other answers to the question of what Art is, but I don’t want to get bogged down with that business here.
Now for the question—"What can one teach in an Photography class?". Surely, one doesn’t teach "Life," for Life is something that one learns about through living. One doesn’t have to try to learn about life, just by living one is constantly learning. And one cannot teach others how to respond in a deep way to the world. I believe it is this that is meant when it is said that "Photography cannot be taught." But what one can do by teaching is to help elicit the expression of an already existing deep response, and one can certainly teach about the form within which the expression is contained.
I'm a student who's doing Masters in International Tourism and Hospitality Management. And I've been doing photography since 9 years and I'm very much passionate about it. I've trained many school students the basics of photography and they were all happy to be in my class and learn more about photography.