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Photography Question 
Arthur Izzuka

member since: 8/16/2008
  61 .  How to make screen shots
How can I make screen shots, using Photoshop CS2?

5/20/2009 9:00:08 AM

Amber C. Scott
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/16/2008
  If you are using a PC (not a mac), ensure that the view you want to copy is visible and push the "PRNT SCRN" button at the top of your keyboard. After that, you can paste it into a powerpoint, word document or excel workbook and crop it if desired. Hope this helps!

1/2/2010 3:16:17 PM

  Shouldn't it be alt-Prnt Scrn?

1/2/2010 8:09:13 PM

Amber C. Scott
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/16/2008
  depends on your computer. You may need to push ALT + Prnt Scrn, FN + Prnt Scrn, or just Prnt Scrn. I, myself, just push Prnt Scrn

1/2/2010 8:29:24 PM

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Photography Question 
Brian Dewey
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/2/2009
  62 .  Advice for an 8-week composition course?
I'm currently taking Creative Close-Ups. (Hi, Kerry, if you're reading this!) The areas where I'd most like to grow as a photographer are composition (building a pleasing image) and creativity (if I go to Kerry Park in Seattle, how do I shoot something different than what's been shot before?).

I can probably afford one more 8-week class.

Several classes, which start April 8th, look interesting. Can anyone help me choose between them, or suggest something else entirely? The classes I've noticed are:

Rob Sheppard's "The Wow Factor"
Zuckerman's "Developing Your Creative Artistic Vision" or "Eight Steps to More Dramatic Photography"
Tony Sweet's "Image Design: Revealing Your Personal Vision"
Brenda Tharp's "Creating Visual Impact"

Any advice for a composition class?

3/22/2009 10:53:57 PM

  Hi Brian,
Great hearing from you, and I'm pleased that you plan to extend your studies here at BetterPhoto!

You probably can't go wrong with any of the classes that you mention. But if you haven't already, here are a few thoughts for you (or anyone else reading this) to help narrow down course options:

- Be sure to check out the course outline, which is almost always much more specific than the main course page.

- Look over the instructor's photos, too. In many cases, the type of subjects that an instructor shoots won't matter if the course topic that he/she teaches is just what you're looking for. But when the choices are tough, then you might consider an instructor who shoots more of the subjects that you like to shoot.

Just a few thoughts, Brian :-)

For convenience, here's the 8-week course listing (links to outline, instructor pics, etc., at the top of each course page):
http://www.betterphoto.com/online-photography-courses8wk.asp

Thanks,
Kerry

3/23/2009 7:37:50 AM

Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/27/2004
  Hi Brian – from a former student viewpoint, you can’t go wrong with any of the classes. However, I took both Brenda’s and Tony’s class and, IMO, they are both amazing instructors. I never got the chance to take a class with Jim or Rob – but, if life ever allows, I would love to take their classes. I started out with Kerry’s class (which was a great place to start) and then took a couple of classes with Brenda (who is inspirational) before taking my first class with Tony (who is tough – in a good way – but wonderfully encouraging). Personally, this order worked well for me and I’m glad I started with Brenda before my class with Tony. I found his class a bit more advanced in some aspects and was glad to have the background of Brenda’s class first. Hopefully, this will be of some help to you in making your decision.

3/23/2009 6:51:51 PM

Brian Dewey
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/2/2009
  Thanks for the input, Kerry! I'd found the course outlines, but it didn't occur to me to look at instructor photos.

Irene, thank you for your insight into Brenda and Tony. Knowing what you think about the order of taking the classes is really helpful. I think I may approach things the same way (but I'm going to go look at their photos first).

--Brian

3/23/2009 8:01:27 PM

  Hi Brian...I'm a little late responding to this, but I have taken several courses with Jim Zuckerman and highly recommend his classes...a great instructor with many levels of classes to choose from.
Patti

5/13/2009 8:02:23 PM

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Photography Question 
Jan A. Janson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/19/2008
  63 .  uploading images for class on the Mac
 
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Hi,

I am having difficulty uploading my images for our class on Stock Photography. In fact, I just missed our first assignment because of it. Can you help?! I have a Mac. Thank you! Jan

3/11/2009 8:07:55 PM

  Hi Jan,
Sorry you have had problems uploading - just saw this thread. I'll follow-up with an email!
Kerry

3/13/2009 6:40:22 PM

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Photography Question 
Doris Butcher

member since: 1/25/2009
  64 .  Can I change cameras during a course?
I have been using a Canon Powershot G7 for the first three lessons of my course. I have only one more lesson to complete but my enthusiasm has been so great that my family have bought me a Canon 1000D. I cannot wait to use it - may I?

3/1/2009 12:45:20 PM

  Hello Doris,
Most BP courses do not care what camera you are using. I often used a Canon 40D, 20D and a Fuji Finepix camera with my past courses.
You should use your campus square Q&A section and post your question to get your students & instructors feedback.
Congrats on the new camera.
Have fun,
Carlton

3/1/2009 7:52:41 PM

  As Carlton suggests, probably best to ask the instructor. However, and not to speak for all instructors, it really should not matter unless you are in a camera-specific course or need specific features that you'll no longer have. I assume my students may be using images for the class that they may have taken long ago, and that most will own or have access to more than one camera.

Read the manual, be prepared to use the camera to its fullest, and all should be well.

Congrats on the new equipment.

Richard Lynch

3/3/2009 9:58:56 AM

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Photography Question 
Holly J. Jackson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/27/2007
  65 .  Class Tracks??
I had been saving up for a Custom Class Track and now they are not available... ;`(

Are they coming up with something similar but BETTER to offer in it's place?

2/9/2009 11:49:08 PM

  Hi Holly,
Thanks for your interest in BetterPhoto's online photography school!

It's true that we no longer offer the ClassTracks program. However, we continue to offer a few of the main ClassTrack benefits:

- Advice: I'm BetterPhoto's Course Advisor (and I was the ClassTracks Advisor too), so I'd be happy to help you select a path of courses that would best match your needs, interests, and goals!

- Value: We have a very popular bonus for multiple course-takers: MVBP Rewards

This "do it yourself" approach is a great way to put together your own personalized path of courses - whether for six months, or one year. This provides far more flexibility than even our Custom ClassTracks, since you may take any number of 4-week and/or 8-week courses (ClassTracks was limited to a set number of 4-week vs. 8-week courses). Plus, with ClassTracks, you had to pay for the entire year in advance.

It's always nice to have a series of courses in mind - again, I'll be happy to help. But you'll be able to sign up for what you want, when you want.

I hope this is helpful, Holly, and if you would like to discuss this off-line, just click on my contact link at the left. Thanks again for your interest!

Kerry

2/10/2009 10:15:42 AM

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Photography Question 
Russell G. Hunt
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/11/2005
  66 .  Masterpiece Membership
Has anyone gone for this program? Is it worth the 49$ monthly fee?

1/27/2009 12:51:12 PM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member
gregorylagrange.org

member since: 11/11/2003
  It only started a few days ago.

1/27/2009 3:15:07 PM

  I would be curious to know also!

1/27/2009 8:10:42 PM

  Hi Everyone,
Thanks for your interest in BetterPhoto's new Masterpiece Membership program! As Greg mentioned, it's just getting started :-) ... Also, check out the Masterpiece page - www.betterphoto.com/Masterpiece-Membership - which points out that enrolling is risk-free: There's an excellent Money-Back Guarantee! :-)

Thanks again!
Kerry

1/28/2009 7:44:05 AM

  Sounds fun, but I can barely afford to keep my basic and pro portfolios let alone another monthy expense of $50! Have had to scale back on classes to....darn economy!

1/28/2009 2:04:33 PM

  Some months I barely make $50 Off my photography. Thank God I'm not depending on my income to pay the bills. I doubt I can justify that expense. I wonder if people will leave BP because of the new memberships? I'm trying to figure out if I can justify the $49 PER YEAR for the basic membership.

2/1/2009 9:31:41 PM

  I joined when it was first offered. We are working on our second assignment now. What I like about this is that you have all month to work on the assignment which for me works better as I have a hard time getting weekly assignments done. A lot of good and helpful discussion in the forum too. I have never been disappointed in what Betterphoto has to offer and anyway, Kerry is right that there is an excellent money back guarantee if it is not a good fit for you.

2/7/2009 10:56:58 AM

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Photography Question 
Christina Phorimavong
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/19/2008
  67 .  Getting Started: Best Courses to Take?
I have always been interested in photography and just got a Canon Rebel XS for Christmas! I have signed up for Learning Your Canon Digital SLRR course because I feel lost when using my camera :(
What classes should I look into next?

12/28/2008 5:42:05 PM

  Hi Christina,
Thanks for your interest in BetterPhoto.com's online photography courses, and congratulations on getting an excellent new camera for Christmas! An online course is a great way to go. If, after that class, you would like to really jump more into exposure, then here's a great second class:
Better Exposure: How to Meter Light

Let me know if you'd like any further suggestions!
Kerry

Note to Everyone: We have classes for all skill levels and subjects. Here are some other really helpful ways to find the best course for you:

12/29/2008 2:04:21 PM

  Hello Christina,
Congratulations on getting a new camera. Kerry has given you some great advice.
When I found Better Photo and looked through their classes I knew I wanted to take better photos but also wanted to get up to speed with Photoshop techniques, so I would take an Exposure or Composition class and a Photoshop class at the same time. I had the time & $$ to do this and it made my learning curve fast & effecient. I have taken 8 classes at Better Photo and every one of them have been exceptional. I still refer back to some of the lessons for reference. Last summer I went on a Photo Tour to Europe with one of my BP instructors Jim Zuckerman and it was a wonderful experience to shoot side by side with Jim and 11 other talented photographers.
Take an exposure class and then read through the course outlines and see what fits with where you want to progress (landscapes, macro, photoshop, weddings, HDR, lighting) & a lot more to choose from. The feedback & critiques from the Instructors & classmates are invaluable and will greatly aid in your progress.
Have fun - Carlton

12/29/2008 2:46:00 PM

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Photography Question 
Darla Caulder

member since: 11/5/2008
  68 .  Help, I'm a newbie
I just signed up for a 4 week course with John Sisken. I don't know what I'm doing or how to do it. Please help, any advice.
Darla

11/6/2008 6:16:54 PM

  I just called Darla, everything is straightened out. John Siskin

11/6/2008 6:57:04 PM

Amanda  M. Freese
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 10/18/2007
  When did the last set of 4 week classes start up? particularly the John Siskin classes...

1/19/2009 8:22:17 PM

  I think the classes started on January 7. The next classes star on February 4. I hope to see you in class! Thanks, John Siskin

1/19/2009 9:49:55 PM

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Photography Question 
Casey Argall

member since: 4/26/2008
  69 .  she needs convincing
hi, I was spose to do a course a while ago but I have a "illness" and so mum takes care of my money ( prob a good thing since I spend to much lol) so anyway she said she doesnt beleive a critique , some questions answered and some print outs are worth paying for(i on the other hand love photography because its my escape and think the site is great oppitunity) sooooo..... my question is can some one who has done a course or runs a course help me with some thing I can say to my mum that would help her see i'm getting my moneys worth? thanks from casey.

8/23/2008 1:24:50 AM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/17/2005
  Hi ya Casey. I can't speak for BP courses and given your financial situation, they might not be such a great idea for you. As one who's taught a fair amount at the Junior College level and university, I can, however, safely say that courses in photography are well-worth the time and effort and yes, some money as well to cover costs, etc.

I say that because I'm a big fan of the interaction you get in class situations with other students and instructors, and that includes feedback about your work. You're also afforded the opportunity to develop friendships with classmates who have similar interests to your own so there's the socialization factors too. Sharing their work with you, so you can see and hear them critique their own work in addition to yours, is also a good learning experience.

How much you can afford is up to you and your mom, but before you get too far into it, start with looking at local schools in your area, like a JC, even talk to an instructor or attend a class or two (with the instructor's consent) and talk to other students at the break or afterwards. That would give you a lot of insight into their value as well.
Good luck :>))
Mark

8/23/2008 9:02:29 AM

  Hello Casey,
I have taken a few courses here at BP and will attest to their being a valued investment. You have a selection of courses about fundamentals, techniques, lighting and several others regarding Photoshop & other software, and at different levels of expertise.

Take Jim Miotke's free course - http://www.betterphoto.com/courseOverview.asp?cspID=165

This will give you an idea of how the BP classes work.

I have learned so much from all the classes I have taken and often go back to the lessons to help me remember a technique or photoshop trick that I may have forgotten. The critiques are very advantageous because there are so many things to consider when composing a photo and things like background, harsh lighting & many other things can make or break an image.

I just returned from a Photo tour to Europe with instructor Jim Zuckerman (who I have taken 3 classes with) and it was a great experience to shoot everyday with 11 other photographers and getting on site tips from Jim who is my favorite pro photographer.

Good Luck Casey,
Carlton

8/23/2008 2:26:04 PM

  Hi Casey,
Thanks for your interest in BetterPhoto's online photography courses!

The best way to learn about the value of our courses are by those who have taken our courses ... i.e., Carlton (thanks for your input, Carlton!). Actually, I've had teaching experience in both the "brick and mortor" classroom (having taught many university and college courses), as well as years of teaching for BP in the virtual classroom, and am always pleased at the interaction students can have with instructors via the Internet! Plus, there's nothing like the convenience of the online format - lots of flexibility, and none of the traveling and parking "issues" of a college campus :-)

Of course, an online instructor also needs another special skill: writing. So, along with established professional and teaching backgrounds, BetterPhoto's instructors have extensive writing experience too. All have written books and/or articles for photo magazines, so for avid readers of photography-related publications or books, many names on our teaching roster are familiar ones. :-)

Also, check out our testimonials page:
http://www.betterphoto.com/online-courses-testimonials.asp

For reviews of specific courses, there's a link oin the testimonials page.

Carlton also made an excellent suggestion about our Free Course Preview.

Thanks again, Casey!
Kerry

8/23/2008 6:51:01 PM

Casey Argall

member since: 4/26/2008
  Sorry I didn't respond quicker went over the internet limit and browsing sites was too slow for my patients hehe.

i have a community driver(she drives me to activitys localy and her program help pay for them) I am seeing her friday so I will ask about doing a photography class....there is some run at the local community houses ( they arnt actully houses they are halls that run activitys)...

also I have managed to convince mum to let me try better photo so I will start putting aside money (hopefully quick enough she cant change her mind) and then when I have enough i'll do a beginner course......YAY.

bye for now from casey :)

9/3/2008 6:47:54 AM

Casey Argall

member since: 4/26/2008
  Sorry I didn't respond quicker went over the internet limit and browsing sites was too slow for my patients hehe.

i have a community driver(she drives me to activitys localy and her program help pay for them) I am seeing her friday so I will ask about doing a photography class....there is some run at the local community houses ( they arnt actully houses they are halls that run activitys)...

also I have managed to convince mum to let me try better photo so I will start putting aside money (hopefully quick enough she cant change her mind) and then when I have enough i'll do a beginner course......YAY.

bye for now from casey :)

9/3/2008 6:48:27 AM

  Hi Casey,
Thanks for the followup! I look forward to "seeing" you in a future course ... meantime, there are lots of other fun things going on at BetterPhoto, including our BP Clubs.
Thanks again, Casey!
Best,
Kerry

9/3/2008 7:14:41 AM

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Photography Question 
Sandra Matthews

member since: 7/1/2008
  70 .  Classes
Hi! I am taking Gain Control of your Camera. I would like to take some additional courses. I know I need to take a photoshop one but feel I need more on photography first. My question is what class would be the next best step?

7/21/2008 6:56:02 AM

  Depends which step you are on now.. :-)
Your bio mentioned an interest in macro. I've taken several of Brenda Tharp's macro classes and she is great!

Bob

7/21/2008 7:42:15 AM

  Hi Sandra,
Thanks for asking! Bob gave some fine advice (thanks, Bob!) ... Brenda's macro courses are excellent, although rated as Skill Level 3.

Other possibilities (in no particular order of preference) that would expand on what you have learned in Gain Control:

Guaranteed Better Photography (4 weeks)
http://www.betterphoto.com/courseOverview.asp?cspID=184

or

Digital Photography Course (8 weeks)
http://www.betterphoto.com/courseOverview.asp?cspID=85

or

Techniques of Natural Light Photography (4 weeks)
http://www.betterphoto.com/courseOverview.asp?cspID=169

or

Creative Close-ups (4 weeks)
http://www.betterphoto.com/courseOverview.asp?cspID=65

Those are just a few options, Sandra - feel free to followup either here or via email (click on my name at left, then the "contact information" link at the upper right).

Thanks again for your interest in BetterPhoto's online photography school!

Kerry

7/21/2008 8:21:20 AM

Sandra Matthews

member since: 7/1/2008
  Thanks for the responses! I was looking at Fundamentals of Photography Made Easy
http://www.betterphoto.com/courseOverview.asp?cspID=93

Simply because I feel so out of practice. Do you think this is going back to far?

7/21/2008 10:15:35 AM

  Depends, once again, on where you are now.. :-)
It'll certainly dust off any photographic cobwebs that you may have accumulated over the years.
I've also had classes from Jim, and he is excellent, too....
Bob

7/21/2008 10:21:28 AM

  Hi Sandra,
I agree with Bob: it depends where you are ... and Jim Zuckerman is an excellent instructor. It can be a great way to review - and get a good handle on - the basics. Thanks for the followup!
Kerry

7/21/2008 10:27:50 AM

Sandra Matthews

member since: 7/1/2008
  Sorry but I feel like starting over. I completely missed the beginning of digital which is a bit different than film it seems.

During my current course I realized how much I had forgotten.

7/21/2008 10:28:38 AM

  Hi Sandra,
Thanks for the added info. Here's another option - one that also covers the fundamentals and is also designed specifically for digital:

Jump Start to Digital Photography

So many choices :-) but maybe that will fit your needs ... if not, just followup! :-)
Kerry

7/21/2008 10:40:51 AM

  Here I go again. The Silvermans. They were my first, and the first is always the best... :-) Never met them, though. Gotta do that one day.
They are the epitome of a "10"..

7/21/2008 10:56:50 AM

Sandra Matthews

member since: 7/1/2008
  Thank you both for you input. After mulling this over I've decided on Digital Photography Course (8 weeks).

7/21/2008 12:04:47 PM

  Let us know what you think when you get into it....

7/21/2008 12:24:17 PM

  Hi Sandra,
Excellent ... as Bob says, the Silvermans are terrific instructors. Have fun!
Kerry

P.S.: Thanks for your input, Bob!

7/21/2008 12:49:29 PM

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