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Photography Course
« on: April 19, 2012, 08:55:47 PM »
I own a good camera (Canon 60D) and enjoy taking nice pictures. Yet, I never really learned photography and would like to learn from home. Any suggestions, what reasonable good course I can take to learn photography?

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Re: Photography Course
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 11:22:16 PM »
Personally I'm a read and practice person.
My recommendations of books, sites, and podcasts:

Beginner (Digital Photography Books 1-3): http://amzn.to/JcAj4Y
Lighting (David Hobby - Strobist blog): http://bit.ly/PINy
Online Tutorials (Cambridge): http://bit.ly/JNBeV
Composition (The Photographer's Eye): http://amzn.to/JlnZOQ
Zone system, technical (The Negative): http://amzn.to/HX39en
General (Understanding Exposure): http://amzn.to/IUtKSv
Portraits (Perfect Picture Practice): http://amzn.to/IrI6gf
Photography Podcast (Nik Radio): http://bit.ly/9Na3zG
Photography Interviews Podcast (The Candid Frame): http://bit.ly/lgVVd
Lightroom Book (Evening): http://amzn.to/HHBZnZ
Photoshop Book (Evening): http://amzn.to/I8t6kJ


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Re: Photography Course
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 11:45:47 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions.
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 09:59:26 AM »
Thanx 4 your info. I will purchase some of these books today.

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Re: Photography Course
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 10:21:40 AM »
Try your local community college. The benefits are awesome.
Affordable
You get critiques
Great software training
Huge Software discounts
Lots of interaction

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 10:46:55 AM »
+1 on Community College. Lab access is a HUGE benefit. I'm taking Independent Study this summer just for darkroom and printer access.

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 03:19:38 PM »
Does anyone know about PENNFOSTER career school - photography certificate? They offer a program from home I'm wondering if anyone was happy with them?

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 03:34:22 PM »
creativelive.com
best site ever!

They do free live course every weekend almost. You can also purchase the courses in HD to watch later for $99(during live showing) or 150 or something like that after the live airing.

If you're into fashion and beauty
check out the Matthew Jordan Smith class

Theres many on there that are amazing, but I have a few favorites that just teach and inspire me like crazy
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 05:14:45 PM »
Have you considered private classes/ small photo workshops? You will learn a lot more and save a ton of money over traditional school. School will NOT teach you how to make money, and that is a huge part of photography. these classes will teach you how to make money, as well as be an expert behind the camera.

http://www.brovadoeducation.com/

And

http://www.brovadoweddings.com/blog/photography-apprentice/

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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2012, 05:25:45 PM »
If you are near a large city in the U.S. one of the best kept secrets is the Digital Photo Academy. http://www.digitalphotoacademy.com/.

Much less expensive than other workshops and much more frequent classes. Basically, it's a way for professional photographers to pick up a little extra money on the side. You get exposure to and contact with working photographers.
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2012, 06:21:06 PM »
Like others said, community college is great if you have the time. 

I do like kelby training for online.  You can choose any video lesson.  Its very convenient and you can always resume a lesson if you have time constraints.  Check it out here:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/838672-REG/Kelby_Training_BH_89_Online_Training_1.html

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Re: Photography Course
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2012, 10:14:39 AM »
THanks 4 all your advice. I work full time and want to learn at my own pace at night. My only options are from home. I dont have the time to attend any live courses. The Kelby Training seems like a good option and maybe some books too. Any other suggestions?

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2012, 05:11:31 PM »
Personally I'm a read and practice person.
My recommendations of books, sites, and podcasts:

Beginner (Digital Photography Books 1-3): http://amzn.to/JcAj4Y
Lighting (David Hobby - Strobist blog): http://bit.ly/PINy
Online Tutorials (Cambridge): http://bit.ly/JNBeV
Composition (The Photographer's Eye): http://amzn.to/JlnZOQ
Zone system, technical (The Negative): http://amzn.to/HX39en
General (Understanding Exposure): http://amzn.to/IUtKSv
Portraits (Perfect Picture Practice): http://amzn.to/IrI6gf
Photography Podcast (Nik Radio): http://bit.ly/9Na3zG
Photography Interviews Podcast (The Candid Frame): http://bit.ly/lgVVd
Lightroom Book (Evening): http://amzn.to/HHBZnZ
Photoshop Book (Evening): http://amzn.to/I8t6kJ


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Thanks for these references.  I am saving them.
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2012, 04:38:11 AM »
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They are great!!  I know of at least one Canon Explorer of Light that took the course 20+ years ago and he is amazing! 
I had just ordered the course when I met him and was wondering if I made the right choice.  Once I received my materials and I had his input, I knew I made the right decision!  You can do it at your own pace and you get critiqued on your assignments!

Of course, practice practice practice. 

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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2012, 09:34:50 AM »
Thanx 4 your info. I will purchase some of these books today.

just go to your local library and borrow from there. you'll be amazed to find a lot of books from well known photogs

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Re: Photography Course
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2012, 09:34:50 AM »