Has anyone ever tried Lynda.com or some other subscription service? I would say I am intermediate (with expensive taste in gear). I want to improve my skills greatly. I am very passionate about photography, but unfortunately, have to work so I just can't take off to a photography school or internship. Therefore, I will have to educate myself and practice on my own time.
I have been working it hard, and studying books, web material, etc., and making progress, but really want to make advances.
Thanks in advance.
Hi Scott, I have been using Lynda.com for about 4 years now, initially I tried it for Photoshop help, then expanded my use to Apple Computing, Programming, Camera skills etc, it's an extremely useful site all in the one spot.
Some of the lessons etc are available through others free, adobe TV etc, but I pay the yearly subscription at Lynda and have enjoyed the use of the site, they update a lot of their lessons as new iterations of Apple, Windows, Adobe Photoshop, Light Room etc come out, so you pretty well always have something to help you into the newer system.
As I mentioned Adobe TV is good as well, and it's free.
Mat Klaskowsci has a free online set of tutorials for LR, easy to watch, unlike Kelby, I like the content on his online site, I just find the chap himself a little hard to take, but that's just personal preference.
Other than that, down here in Australia there are several Colleges that offer online mostly internship in the Arts, including Photography, if your based out of the US I'de say there would be a load more of these types of course approaches.
Good Luck with which ever way you decide to progress.