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Ganesh G
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member since: 2/24/2005

Are there any FREE courses?


I have been on this site for a few weeks now. I've come to learn a lot through the various Q&A threads here.

I would also like to ask whether all of the courses offered are free and whether all of these courses are conducted in person. Online courses would be more convenient than real-life in-person courses. Also, it would be great if some of the basic courses like introductions to various camera controls, simple operations and other tricks on autofocus handheld cameras etc. could be provided for free.

Hope theres someone who isnt all capitalist here.


3/15/2005 9:30:26 PM

Gregory LaGrange
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member since: 11/11/2003
  That's a major stretch to think not having free stuff is too captialistic.
Basic camera controls are in the manual that came with the camera.
Plenty of books on basics for around $20 or less out there.
Or stick with the Q&A, the google ads are harmless.

3/16/2005 1:08:32 AM

Ganesh G
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/24/2005
  Hey Gregory,

I understand what you mean. It was meant to be a remark, not a serious statment.

I am still looking for something online where I can find good tips. There are tons of sites/groups out there I know, but I just have to find the right one with more relevant info and less crap !

3/16/2005 2:08:33 AM


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  Greg can help you on that one

3/16/2005 3:02:37 AM

Kerry Drager
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  Hi Ganesh,
Excellent advice on books and the Q&A! Besides the Q&A, there are many other free resources here at BetterPhoto:

- Check out our Photography FAQ, with descriptions and tips for using various camera controls:

- Also, our Articles page covers all sorts of subjects. Spend some time exploring this page ... in fact, the sections at the bottom of the page includes lots of links that "link" you to even further information!"

Ganesh, have fun in your photographic discoveries!!

3/16/2005 8:35:11 AM

Kerry Drager
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  P.S. Ganesh, have you signed up yet for BetterPhoto's newsletters? They are more great sources for information, and they're free. Subscription page:

3/16/2005 8:37:44 AM

Kerry L. Walker

member since: 12/21/2004
  Just remember, the profit they make off the courses is what allows them to provide the Q&A free of charge. Being a capitalist doesn't mean being greedy. In fact, capitalists are probably the most generous people in the world! Feel free to take advantage of the Q&A. We may not be as good as the folks who teach the courses but we offer free advice.

3/16/2005 8:41:32 AM

Jessica Evers
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member since: 9/24/2004
  I was wondering the same thing and looking for good classes that weren't priced so high because i'm on a budget my self a friend in a photography chat told me to look up free photography courses online and you'd be suprised how many courses come up and good tips

3/16/2005 9:29:49 AM

Sharon  Day
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member since: 6/27/2004
  The Q&A is a wonderful resource! Library books provide a world of information as well. Unless you forget to take them back they are free :D.

3/16/2005 2:48:02 PM

Ganesh G
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member since: 2/24/2005

It was great t read opinions from all of you. I must, though point out once again that my comment about being capitalist was not meant to be a sarcastic dig at someone here. It was just an expression that I use offhand to describe stuff that is overpriced. No harm meant to anyone !

I do definitely check the Q&A. Kerry, the FAQ is also something that I have gone through religiously ! And thats the place where I did get to know a lot.

I am grateful to everyone on this site for sharing their ideas and I look forward to the day when I would myself be able to give advice to other youngsters !


P.S.: Gregory, LOL, you a clone of Jim Miotke or something?

3/16/2005 8:23:15 PM


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