Any good online Photography courses?

Discussion in 'Education' started by pazellisphoto, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. After posting my question last week on talent vs luck I have decided,
    my luck and my talent could use some technical help. Unfortunately,
    where I live in Oklahoma there are no photography courses available.
    Any suggestions for online courses? I see several places on the
    internet, but have a bit hesitant... is it worth the money? Can I
    really get the same thing out of an online course than I would by
    being physically present with a good teacher and peers? I am feeling
    desperate because I really want to continue my growth and follow this
    dream, but feel a bit "resourceless". Thanks and I appreciate any
    information you may have on these online courses/workshops.
     
  2. I developed my technique by studying the "Learn" section of photo.net, submitting my work for critique, and (probably most importantly) learned to become my own strictest critic. Your mileage may vary.
     
  3. I have found this site great. Also Zuga.net is good if you want to pay for video "lessons" or more like examples. I bought the one day pass and watched some of the videos. I would only do it if you have broad band though.
     
  4. Where do you live in Oklahoma? Most of the vo-tech schools offer basic photography courses. The community colleges usually offer basic and advanced courses, as do many community art centers. I know the Moore-Norman Vo-Tech offers such courses and the Firehouse Art Center in Norman offers both basic and advanced courses as well as offering a fully equipped darkroom in which you can buy time (this is where I used to do all of my wet darkroom work). I realize that the further you get from Oklahoma City and Tulsa the harder it is to find such courses.
     
  5. You're already here!!
     
  6. Many community colleges in many states have decent photography (day or evening classes) programmes at low in-state tuition rates. You should check them out. That is the best way to learn.
     
  7. (blatant plug warning) I developed a beginning digital photography course for Sessions that I think is pretty comprehensive (read the description). A couple of the lessons are geared more towards web designers, but the course overall will get you on the right track. The good thing about it is that each lesson has an exercise where you go out and shoot some photos based on the lesson you've learned and submit them. You get some critique, as well as an instructor who is available to answer any questions you might have about digital photography. Apologies if this is crossing any commercial-free boundaries of the site.
     
  8. CHUCK DOWLING HAS YOUR ANSWER!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE HERE!!!!!!!
     
  9. www.betterphoto.com has online courses. I have never taken one but did sign up for the "Creating Visual Impact" class in April. You get weekly assignments and are critiqued by the instructor.

    Loraine
     
  10. Without doubt, the greatest improvement in my photography came fom the intense, long, careful, analytical study of jaymaisel.com and photos4u.dk, each with over 1000 photos on their sites...After many hours, and weeks and months u will begin to see how they see, and think, and become yr best own tutor and critic. I took a only few shots on my Thai trip as I was busy doing up my house there, but I used what little I had learned by that time. I made shots such as I had never done in 60 years. U can see some of them at http colon slash slash tomturkphoto.tripod.com. I make a habit of almost daily scanning some of their categories, to brush up and re inforce my new knowledge and ability. Dont try to learn from the photos on PN. They are in a different category.. Aim high, and then if u want to look at PN photos again later, u find that u can easily trash almost all of them...and see exaxctly how u would have differently taken the shot...Now if y consider the two sites I mentioned not yr type of fotog. Then maybe get an old fashioned book or course with those stupid thirds, and eyes leading in rules which nobody follows anyway.
     
  11. This maybe a bit late to reply, but my partner and I have just developed a downloadable course for anyone from complete beginner to photographers wanting to go pro. We're getting some brilliant feedback at the moment including comments like this from a fellow pro, Kevin Wilson
    'This photography course covers everything you'll need to know. I wish it had been available when I started because it's completely un-putdownable' Which is pretty cool. Find us at http://www.photographycourses.biz
     

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