Free Sample Photography Lesson and Assignment
Course Price: USD 0.00

One sure way to learn about something is, hands-on. That's what this Free Sample Lesson and Assignment is all about. It's representative of the types of practical online and interactive photography instruction you'll receive as an enrolled TCI student. The key is "FEEDBACK," something most - not even the most expensive - online photography schools offer you. With TCI, you're guaranteed timely, constructive, and supportive critiques and advice with every assignment you submit - delivered on time!

No course can be strictly categorized as to its skill level, there will always be some overlap. For the TCI student, this means if you need extra help with a specific skill or technique, your instructor will be there for you - to bring you "up to speed" with whatever it is you still need to master.

So let's get started. Sign up for a Free Compelling Image Account and begin familiarizing yourself with just how the TCI method of online-interactive learning can cause your creativity with a camera to soar. Enjoy the Free Sample Lesson, complete its related assignment, upload your work to the TCI website and receive a Free Critique by an award-winning member of The Compelling Image international faculty. You'll even be able to comment on and receive comments from others who may be submitting the assignment at the same time as you - a virtual classroom experience.  It's a great opportunity to get to know us at TCI -  and it's all FREE!

Upon completion of this Free Sample Lesson and Assignment, you will know:

  • First-hand, exactly how TCI online-interactive courses work.
  • What a technically proficient and compelling photograph is all about.

What you will need:

  • Digital SLR or mirrorless compact camera (If shooting film, you will need access to a scanner in order to digitize your work for upload to the TCI website)
  • Computer with photo-processing software (e.g. Photoshop)
Lesson plan:
  • FREE Sample Photography Lesson and Assignment
Enroll on this Course:
7 days


I posted my photos and received a full and really useful critique by the next morning.  It prompted me to take a full class with David Bathgate (Wide Angle Lens) and I loved it.  I just signed up for yet another class.  These are wonderful classes and I highly recommend them.

- By Antoinette Addison

This Free Sample Course was very worth the time and effort. I could see how their courses work - and I learned something new from the prompt and comprehensive feedback I received from the instructor. If you're serious about learning photography via the interactive online method, this school is definitely worth your time and investment.

- By anonymous

I had found no other online photography school that offered the opportunity to experience their educational process - and this one was for free! From it I not only learned something of value about my photography, but gained some free advice from an excellent instructor, David Bathgate. His critique of my assignment work was within hours and at that point I was convinced this was the school and courses for me. Good idea TCI. And thanks!

- By anonymous

This was a great idea TCI. I free look into just what I would get as a regular student at your online photography school. I'm already looking through your course catalog for the first interactive course to take.

- By Gaby Janney

This was a fantastic introduction to TCI's inspiring online courses. The interaction was immediate and it sold me right away on enrolling on my first regular course.

- By Jon Grov