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Shannon Whit
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2011
 

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Hi All. I'm hoping you can help me. I'm just starting out and about to complete my first online photography course "Understanding Digital Photography". It is now time for me to register for a 2nd class. However, I am super confused as to which one. I've read the course outline for each class yet many of them seem to overlap (some even cover the same content) including level 2 and 3 courses. Here are the choice of classes that I need assistance with: 1) Fundamentals of Photography Made Easy, 2) Mastering the Digital Camera & Photography, 3) Understanding Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics (level 2), 4) Learning to Shoot Inspiring Images and 5) Pro Tips for Great Exposure. I have read and reread the course outlines but am STILL confused! Please advise. Thanks so much!!


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10/27/2011 6:07:54 PM

 
Kerry Drager
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  Hi Shannon,
Thanks for jumping in here - I responded to your other thread too :) Understanding Digital: Beyond the Basics might be a good followup. The 4-week Pro Tips for Great Exposure could be an excellent choice, too, if you wish to review the basics and then really get into exposure. I'm thinking that Fundamentals and Mastering might duplicate too many of the topics covered in the course you are completing now.

Hope this helps - feel free to follow-up!
Kerry


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10/27/2011 8:51:12 PM

 
Carlton Ward
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  Hi Shannon,
Congratulations on your 1st course.
Isn't Kerry fantastic :)
What I did when I started taking classes here is I would take an Exposure/Technique/Creative shooting type class along with a Photoshop class. I would double up as I had the time to devote to 2 classes and my thought is that they go hand in hand.
I found taking a Photoshop class with another class kinda meshed together so along with my ability to use my camera & capture the images they way I want to, I am also getting better at editing the photos.
What many people dont realize about Ansel Adams is that he was a darkroom master. His philosophy was that its not really a photo until you see the print. He would shoot at f/94 and spend hours/days & even weeks to work that image in the darkroom. His work speaks for itself and I am still awe-inspired to see his art.
Learning photography is a wonderful journey Shannon so have fun and enjoy the ride as you will get better with each class and by practice each time you go out to shoot.
Thats my .02 and I sticking to it :)
Carlton


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10/28/2011 11:20:26 PM

 
Kerry Drager
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  Hi Carlton,
Thanks for jumping in here with your valuable input!!
Kerry


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10/29/2011 7:38:32 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Yes, a wonderful journey to Fun. But there are pit stops at Trial And Error, Frustration(if you find yourself there, do not spend a lot of money if you're not traveling with someone who's been there before. Not the best of neighborhoods. But don't hesitate to ask for directions out of there.)
There's also a stop in Is That All You Did/Why Didn't I Think Of That, which is kinda like Minneapolis/St. Paul. And then you get to the city of Fun.
The county records are held in Trial And Error, so periodically you do have to go back there.


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10/31/2011 9:49:41 AM

 
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