Move over New York. Sorry Los Angeles. You’re nowhere near the top. Even more surprising, you both have some of the lowest completion rates for online photography courses in the country.

So – which cities made the list of America’s Top Cities for Aspiring Photographers?

Udemy, the world’s largest marketplace for online courses, shared data about the learning habits of it’s over 2,000,000 students and found that Orlando, FL was the top city for aspiring photographers. Using course metrics from over 500 cities, Udemy rated each according to course subject, completion rate, average completion percentage, and then compared these cities to each other using demographic data. This analysis showed that Orlandoian’s were the top consumers of photography content – and they won by a landslide.

Nashville, TN; Tucson, AZ; Modesto, CA; and Phoenix, AZ round out the top five top cities for aspiring photographers.

Take a look at our infographic below and maybe you’ll find some inspiration for your next round of #superAwesomePhotos.


Top 20 Cities Learning Photography Online

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Nashville, Tennessee
  3. Tucson, Arizona
  4. Modesto, California
  5. Phoenix, Arizona
  6. Louisville, Kentucky
  7. Dallas, Texas
  8. Miami, Florida
  9. Chicago, Illinois
  10. Cincinnati, Ohio
  11. Charlotte, North Carolina
  12. Saint Louis, Missouri
  13. Columbus, Ohio
  14. San Jose, California
  15. Portland, Maine
  16. Baltimore, Maryland
  17. Cleveland, Ohio
  18. Boston, Massachusetts
  19. Washington DC
  20. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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