Online photography course

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  1. britonk

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    Has anyone ever tried any of these online photography courses?

    I am considering one to take my photography to the next level. I've been doing this for about 15 years now. 10 of these are with an SLR, about 4 of which are with DSLR.

    I already have a very good understanding of exposure and most photography principles so I wonder if it would be of much benefit?

    In particular has anyone tried the course that Proud Photography offer?

    Any comments appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
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    Cant imagine it would be that much benefit to you if you have been doing it for 15 years. A photo degree or something maybe, but online courses just tend to teach the basic tech stuff, rule of thirds, in my experience.
     
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    Cheers James, I thought it might be like that and explaining f stops etc.. I can't find an online / part time degree in photography. Got to fit it in with work you see...
     
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    If you're looking to push yourself and your abilities, and pushing past your comfort zone, why don't you try a local photography workshop? Some can be a little pricey, but put away your cash and when you see one coming to town that you like, sign up.

    I've never done a workshop, nor a photo class of any kind, but I think the workshop could be fairly beneficial; in fact, I'm keeping an eye out for something interesting locally to pop up.
     
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    One of my colleagues took the New York Institute of Photography course and loved it (and you can see it in the quality of her images). She didn't, however, have 15 years of prior experience.
     
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    I agree that after this amount of experience that an online class will be alot of redundant information. I would suggest a photo club.
     
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    The key to a good learning experience is interacting with other photographers face to face. Workshops, night classes, and photo clubs are worth investigating.

    Love & Bass
     
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    Thanks for your comments. Think I will look for a local group then. Might also try some of the challenges on here to try and stretch myself.
     
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    How is an online course better then meeting with people face to face?

    Love & Bass
     
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    I couldn't agree more. Some things are fine to take as an online course but not photography in any way. Photography is about the interaction between the model and photographer, the photo and the viewer, the viewer and the photographer, photographer and photographer.

    I really think most online photography courses are a waste of time, it is much more beneficial to take a course in photography in the actual classroom or workshop. I have taken a few workshops through the years and they can teach you quite a bit as well as networking and getting that interaction.
     
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    Do a actual workshop or something to get use to dealing with people and building contacts / networking, might help in the future. And you also get some instant feedback and answers to any questions you have.
     

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