Basic photography course (online)

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  1. awp2005

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    Hello,

    I'm new here and i have xti since a week ago, and have been clicking (auto mode) nonstop. At this point i really want to learn photography, i'm thinking to take online course from this site :

    http://www.schoolofphotography.com/basic_photography_course.html

    But i am not sure if the site is good, any advice ?

    Thanks
     
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    http://www.morguefile.com/archive/classroom.php

    this course is a basic course and is free, theres no instuctor or much feedback, but it's free and if I were paying 325 bucks I'd want it to be a classroom based classed so I could get immediate feedback and mentorship. Just my opionion, and I'm still a noob photographer.
     
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    Go to your local library and get a book.

    Anything by Brian Peterson or John Hedgecoe would be good.

    If you want to take a class, consider going to your local community college. The best part of the experience of taking a class is learning from fellow classmates and partaking in critiques.
     
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    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thank you all, i'll check those links and am heading to my local library right now:)
     
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    The dpreview.com Learn/Glossary section is, I'd say fairly intermediate. Not for real beginners. I'm also looking for a guide that bridges the simplicity of CNET's lessons with DP Review's lessons.

    BTW..library sounds like a good option! Hope the books are up-to-date.
     
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    The basics of photography have not changed in 100 years.
     
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    Check out the links in my sig. They'll give you a solid foundation in the basics, and if you've got any questions, feel free to send me a private message and I'll be happy to help you out.
     
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    yeah although burning and dodging are done in both the darkrom and the lightroom... one must admit that the way in which you go about it is vastly different.
     
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    However, I believe this thread is leaning more toward the basics of photography
    in general, which is the same thing between digital and film. Burning and dodging
    are pretty far in the future for people just starting out.
     
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    This would be my option.
    I'd allso recomend National Geographics photography field guide series.
    Great books, very informative.
     
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    :thumbup:
     

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