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Kalina  J. Rumbalski Acord
 

I would like to take a on line class


I am very intersted in taking an online class. my delema is I can only take one class, I can't aford more than one I am trying to choose between "the Business of photography" with Vik Orenstein and "Making Money with Your Photography" with Jim Zuckerman. I am currently a business student finshing up a year of management and marketing classes. Also I hope to open a photography studio by nest year. I am stuck on, which class to take. Anyone who has taken either of the two classes let me know your what liked and didn't like about the classes.


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6/3/2005 11:17:34 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  GOOD DAY,
I HAVE NOT TAKEN ANY OF THE CLASSES OFFERED- (THOUGH I LOVE VIK'C WORK.)
I HAVE TAUGHT POSING AND HAVE WRITTEN 4 BOOKS ON THAT SUBJECT, AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY TRY NOT TO OVER THINK THIS-PHOTOGRAPHY IS A ART FORM AND SHOULD BE ENJOYED AS SUCH. BECAUSE OF THAT THERE NO "GET RICH QUICK" ABILITIES HERE.HARD WORK AND TENASITY IN YOUR ART WILL SERVE YOU WELL.
SO, LEARN ABOUT YOUR CAMERA, THINK ABOUT "YOUR" TARGET MARKET-PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY, WEDDING, COMMERCIAL,CHILDREN'S ECT.
THEN LEARN THAT VENUE ( THATS NOT TO SAY YOU CAN'T DABBLE IN THE OTHERS ,OF COURSE YOU CAN. BUT IF YOUR GOING STRAGHT FOR THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY YOU'LL NEED A TARGET) THEN PRACTISE YOUR POSING AND LIGHTING FOR THAT PATICUAL ARENA.THEN HIT THE BRICKS.YOU WILL HAVE TO SELL YOURSELF AND WATCH CLOSELY FOR OPPERTUNITIES TO SHOW YOUR SKILLS.
HOPE THIS HELPS A LITTLE.
DEBBY TABB


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6/3/2005 1:06:01 PM

 

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  Hi Kalina, It is very difficult to choose between the many great courses that we offer. You have done a good job narrowing it down to a couple of choices. Have you looked and compared both of the course outlines for those courses?

Jim Zuckerman's Making Money:
http://www.betterphoto.com/photocourses/_outlines/JZK04.asp

Vik Orenstein's Business of Photography:
http://www.betterphoto.com/photocourses/_outlines/VIK04.asp
Also, you can compare the student reviews for those courses:

http://www.betterphoto.com/reviews/reviewItemDetail.asp?reviewItemID=3898

http://www.betterphoto.com/reviews/reviewItemDetail.asp?reviewItemID=5515

And finally, I would suggest, (if you still are having a difficult time), looking at the images of both of these instructors. Which style of photography are you drawn to?

It is difficult to choose between our wonderful line-up of instructors. If you still need help feel free to email me:

Heather Young
heather at betterphoto.com


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6/3/2005 2:03:52 PM

 
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