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Photography Question 
Mona A.A

member since: 5/20/2008
  71 .  cann 5D and photoshop
hi,
i am new here I am willing to join the two class's one for photoshop and one to learn photography and know my camera
i own 5D digital SLR . could I find the best answer over here thanks
liali

5/20/2008 10:18:57 AM

  Hi Mona,
Thanks for your interest in BetterPhoto's online photography courses! Our classes are interactive, with great feedback from top pros with lots of teaching and publishing experience - including books and articles for leading photo magazines.

Here are some options that might be great choices for you:


PHOTOSHOP:

For an excellent introduction to the digital darkroom:
Beginning Photoshop for Photographers

PHOTOGRAPHY AND YOUR D-SLR CAMERA:

For courses that will get you up and running with your Canon 5D, you might want to consider this specific class:
Learning the Canon 5D, 1D Mark IIn and 1Ds Mark II

However, if you feel you need a good grounding in the fundamentals of photography (i.e., shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc.), then you might consider this course (by the same instructor, Jim White, as the 5D class):
Learning Your Canon Digital SLR

Or here's an excellent 8-week option:
Digital SLR Photography with Vik Orenstein


Thanks again Mona, and let me know if you have further questions!

Kerry

5/20/2008 12:43:06 PM

  Hi Mona,
Welcome to Better Photo. I have followed the same idea you mentioned of taking techniques type classes along with Photoshop classes. I really enjoy taking them and I learn a lot very quickly. The interaction between students/instructor is an added bonus.
The instructors here are very talented, knowledgeable & helpful (as Kerry has already shown with some great recommendations). Its easy to find inspiration looking through all the galleries on this site and the classes will make the learning curve more effecient & enjoyable.
I am taking a 10 day photo tour this summer to Europe and am hoping to get the 5D before I leave for the trip. I currently use a 40D (that has a 1.6 cropped sensor) but I want a full frame camera for landscape photos. The tour is being led by an instructor here at BP - Jim Zuckerman. I have taken 3 classes with Jim and to be able to shoot side by side with him for 10 days will be a real treat. The last class I took from him was a Corel Painter class. This is also a fun software program but you should concentrate on Photoshop first since it is a vital program for digital photographers.
There are many general & specialized courses and as you grow, you will find another class that will be the next logical step for you.
I have a friend that uses a 5D, his main lens is the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS and that is one great combination. He creates beautiful images with that setup.
Get yourself a tripod & get signed up.
Have fun Mona...

5/20/2008 2:10:18 PM

  Hi Carlton,
Thanks for your input!!
Kerry

5/20/2008 4:41:00 PM

Mona A.A

member since: 5/20/2008
  hi kerry and Carlton
thanks for your welcome . and your opinion's for me to join the class's
i am joining
Beginning Photoshop for Photographers .
Digital SLR Photography with Vik Orenstein

what do you think kerry is it good match this two class's ?


what is the best system to work on this class's MAC OSX Or Windows vista?


thanks
mona

5/20/2008 7:11:24 PM

Mona A.A
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/17/2008
  hi, I just did my full payment for both class's
Beginning Photoshop for Photographers .
Digital SLR Photography with Vik Orenstein


i would like to know what system to use is best here is it windows or mac osx


thanks
mona

5/20/2008 7:47:45 PM

  Hi Mona,
Thanks for the followup ... and excellent choices!

All of BetterPhoto's classes, galleries, etc., can handle those operating systems. Many (though not all) instructors use Macs (I use a PC), and many students use PCs (but not all). So it's really your choice ... you can't go wrong!

Hope this is helpful, Mona ... let me know if you have further questions ... and enjoy your classes!

Kerry

5/20/2008 9:30:34 PM

Mona A.A
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/17/2008
  hi kerry
thanks for your answers to me. after I finsh this two class's I will join your class as I love the close ups and would like to learn more on this part I love flower roses close ups I would like to learn to take the water drops that I never get before.

5/21/2008 2:41:10 AM

  Hi Mona,
You're welcome, and your plan sounds great - we have lots of fun (and creativity) in that class! Until then, I know you'll enjoy learning more about D-SLR photography and Photoshop!
Kerry

5/21/2008 7:01:40 AM

  Hi Mona, I used a PC for years and recently switched to MAC and I really do love my 24" IMAC more than any computer I have ever owned. The one disadvantage of using MAC was that a lot of software would not work on them but now you can install parallels on the newer Intel Duo Core MACs and run Windows & MAC programs. I have chosen not to run Windows on my MAC but may consider it since I really like the Photodex ProShow program and it is only available for PC. You have to decide between Photoshop for PC or MAC version but most photo editing software are available in MAC versions. Corel Painter was actually designed for MAC and then they made a PC version - which is backwards from the norm.
You need to consider the monitor & color calibration software as well. Some top line monitors sell for $2000 but I dont have that kind of $$. I found the IMAC monitor to be much better than my $400 19" Gateway monitor (bought 3 years ago)I use for my PC. I am still using Colorvision Spyder2 color calibration (for about $80) although Spyder3 is now available. Color calibration is easy to install and will keep your colors consistant. If you add a printer, you will need to set your printer to the profile you create for your monitor calibration (I name mine Spyder2) so that what you see on your monitor will match what prints out. You may be covering some of this in your classes and you can always start a discussion with the class and get the instructors advice.
I do love my IMAC and working on the 24" screen is very nice as well.

5/21/2008 8:43:48 AM

Mona A.A
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/17/2008
  hello kerry
how are you to day ,
i do own a laptop with vista on hp 2.5 250 GB ane 2 gig ram

few past days befoure I desaid to join better photo I get an macbook pro 17inch with 2.5mhz

i was going o get an imac next week as I love the screen but I am trying to understand this system I love MAC more then vista but I am an windows expert thes days I try to be more on Mac to get in . I am going to email you I am looking for new friends too.
Mona

5/21/2008 10:01:47 PM

  Hi Mona,
Thanks for the followup!
Kerry

5/22/2008 1:32:18 PM

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Photography Question 
Casey Argall

member since: 4/26/2008
  72 .  so many good sounding classes but which one
i'm not sure which course is for me...i'm hoping to do a course after may 30th (my 22nd) for my birthday ..but I cant seem to deside on which one.
I have an olympus E-510 which I got about a month ago which I love though it seems that most my photos are too dark or too bright or the colour just isnt right. I know i'm a beginner but although there are many courses that interest me I dont know which would beifit me most.
thanks for any help from casey.

5/19/2008 8:16:12 AM

  Hi Casey,
Thanks for your interest in BetterPhoto's interactive online classes ... also, a "happy birthday" in advance!

Here are some options that might be of interest:

If you really need a rundown on the basics of exposure (i.e., shutter speed, aperture, ISO, metering, etc.), here's an excellent beginning course:

Better Exposure: How to Meter Light


But here's another possibility, if you have a knowledge of the basics but would like to advance to the next step:

Digital SLR Exposure Techniques

Hope this is helpful, Casey. Let me know if you have further questions!

Thanks,
Kerry

5/19/2008 11:56:16 AM

Casey Argall

member since: 4/26/2008
  Hey kerry
thanks for replying and also so quick.
This is very helpful.
I have to wait till some time after may 30th well actully at least a week after because on the day after my birthday i'm going down to the beach with my parents and brother to take photos which i'm excited about because I live in the mountains then soon after my sister and her boyfriend are going to pose for me so I can practice portraits....actully my family think i'm strange because when my sister asked what should she buy me I said buy your self some new clothes and i'll take photos haha and when mum asked I said help me clean my room so I can set up my photography stuff....
well thanks again from casey.

5/19/2008 11:45:37 PM

Casey Argall

member since: 4/26/2008
  Oh I just read my post again and I forgot sometime after the "set up my photography stuff" I meant to write which is mainly hand made lol I made my own box thing to take photos in.

5/19/2008 11:49:43 PM

  Hi Casey,
Glad my info was helpful, and thanks for sharing details on your upcoming photo shoot!

New sessions of our online courses begin the first Wednesday of each month - i.e., June 4th, etc.

Thanks again, Casey!
Kerry

5/20/2008 7:50:15 AM

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Photography Question 
Shannon M. Armstrong

member since: 4/19/2008
  73 .  Looking for a course.......
Hi, I am looking for the perfect courses to take. I am a beginner and I mostly take photos for concerts and shows with bands...that type of stuff. But, I am also interested in other types of photography, too, mostly people photography. But, I was wondering what the best courses for those would suit me best. Thank you. Hope you can help.

4/19/2008 2:35:38 PM

  Hi Shannon,
Thanks for your interest in BetterPhoto.com's online photography school! We have quite a range of courses in all subjects for all skill levels:
http://www.betterphoto.com/online-photo-course-categories.asp

I do have a couple of questions regarding your skill level - which will help determine the best course for you - so will follow-up this with a personal email.

Thanks again, Shannon!
Kerry

4/20/2008 3:04:00 PM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/17/2005
  Here's another one Shannon, that you may find right up your alley and without fees or tuition.

http://photo.net/learn/concerts/mirarchi/concer_i

Take it light ;>)
Mark

4/20/2008 3:35:12 PM

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Photography Question 
Christine Waelkens

member since: 3/11/2008
  74 .  how to take pic. without flash of a baby
I have a new olympus E400 camera which I find great. Please advise me on how to take pictures of a baby without using a flash? What setting would be best? The lens I use is 14-42.
Hope you can help me.
Thank you
Christine.

3/11/2008 8:17:13 AM

Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 1/21/2004
  welcome christine,
you don't mention the aperture of your lens,wether your familar with iso or what available light there is.well,if it's all new to you and you don't have a previous problem can someone tell you the best setting?ohhh.
read the manual and use flash cancel.now if your cameras meter is popping up the flash in your attempts,it's suggesting your shots are too slow for being handheld.
we need an update,sam

3/12/2008 9:57:58 PM

Diane Dupuis-Kallos
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/27/2003
  put the baby near a window for natural light. Try with your lowest ISO to avoid noise (100 if possible). Make sure flash is turned off. You'll want a shutter speed if you're handholding of at least 1/60th.

3/15/2008 6:40:09 AM

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Photography Question 
Rene M. Hales
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/20/2004
  75 .  Feature Request
Don't think my request really fits here. It is really about overall function at BetterPhoto. For forum and Q&A entries it would be really nice if we could have a preview button that allows the writer to preview their writing before final submission. I know I am guilty of typos and other miscommunications that I might catch on review.

Also, I fairly frequently add links in my posts and there is no easy way to do that on BetterPhoto. So, it would really be nice to see the preview and test the links prior to final submission. You could also allow folks to EDIT their OWN posts at a later time. They do that on pbase. I think there might be a time limit, but here at BetterPhoto once you hit the submit button you have no recourse except another reply to your own post for making corrections.

All of this brings me to one more suggestion. BetterPhoto is known for its courses. In my opinion, pbase is known for its galleries and community. Could you all marry up these features and have THE ONE AND ONLY outstanding photo sharing and learning community?

Rene

2/19/2008 5:41:04 AM

  Hi Rene,
Thanks for your Forum suggestion on previewing. I'll pass this along.
Kerry

2/19/2008 6:27:31 AM

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Photography Question 
Marcus Peddle

member since: 2/3/2008
  76 .  Cost of Courses
I notice that the eight week courses have two different prices. Because these are online courses and there are no physical materials to be sent out I'm wondering why there would be a difference. Do some courses require more photos to be uploaded for review and we have to pay for the instructor's time?
This is not a criticism of your pricing; I'm sure there is a good reason. I'm just curious to know why.

2/4/2008 4:20:03 AM

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

Most of the 8-week courses are priced at $297. But falling in line with mostly market demands, some of the advanced Photoshop courses and making-money classes are priced at $348.

Thanks again!
Kerry

2/4/2008 6:35:34 AM

Marcus Peddle

member since: 2/3/2008
  Thank you for the prompt reply. I will try to take the unpopular courses to save myself money. :)

2/4/2008 6:41:04 AM

  Hi Marcus,
You're welcome! Ah, smart move ... in fact, there are some popular lower-priced 8-week courses too ... including my own Creative Light & Composition!! :-)
Thanks for the followup!
Kerry

2/4/2008 8:45:40 AM

Marcus Peddle

member since: 2/3/2008
  I plan to 'major' in the composition and creative classes (I don't own a copy of Photoshop; I use CaptureNX) so I will probably be your student sometime in the future.

2/4/2008 4:01:51 PM

  Hi Marcus,
Sounds excellent!! :-) I'll look forward to having you on board!
Kerry

2/4/2008 4:20:05 PM

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Photography Question 
Angela K. Harter

member since: 8/25/2005
  77 .  Lighting
I am trying to find an online course that will help with my lighting issues! I have been looking into that one from NY but not sure about it and if it's worth the money (not that I wouldn't pay a decent amount but I also don't want to get ripped off)... Thanks in advance for your advice!!

1/16/2008 7:53:13 AM

  Hi Angela,
Thanks for your interest in BetterPhoto.com's online courses - you've come to the right place!

Here at BP, our classes are totally interactive, with instructors with tons of professional and teaching experience and with up-to-date lessons. Check out our testimonials page (plus, see a link of reviews of specific courses).

Not sure which kind of lighting you are interested in (i.e., studio, flash, natural light), but since we have an excellent selection, here's a sampling:

Studio-type lighting:
- Understanding the Tools of Lighting
- Studio Portrait Lighting
- Portrait Lighting on Location & in the Studio

Natural light:
- Techniques of Natural Light Photography
- Portrait Photography Using Available Light
- Creative Light & Composition


Flash:
- Taking the Mystery Out of Flash Photography
- Drills for Creative Flash Photography
- Mastering Your Canon Flash

For any class, be sure to check out the links underneath the title: i.e., outline, FAQ, etc.!

By the way, here's a quick mini-tour of how our classes work:
http://www.betterphoto.com/online-photo-course-categories.asp?ai=10

By the way, we also have an excellent year-long program in a variety of subjects, and graduates receive not only a certificate but also a free bonus 4-week course and a free Pro BetterPholio web site (a total $547 value)! Check out ClassTracks...

Hope this is helpful - let me know if you have any further questions!
Kerry

1/16/2008 8:54:45 AM

Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/4/2004
  Good day Angela,
First off What issues are you having? and what do you have for a light system?
I will try to be as much help as I can.
Also there are many lighting,posing and business issues adressed in the
"Studio Photography Threads"
Here is the link to Part #1 (of 23)

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=17534

I believe you'll find it helpful,
Debby TAbb

1/16/2008 9:30:32 AM

  Hello Angela, I am currently taking the "Understanding the Tools of Lighting" course and John provides a lot of information covering a wide range of equipment and the thought process for setting up lights and all the other variables involved.
We have been in class for a week but its not too late to jump in.
Look through the course outlines and see what fits.

1/16/2008 12:56:23 PM

  Hi Everybody,
Lighting is basically simple. There are two and a half important things. The first is color, if your color is a problem, say you have a strobe and a sixty watt bulb, the color doesnít match. Or maybe youíre trying to shoot with fluorescent lights, well they donít have a continuous spectrum, or rainbow, and the light isnít the same at every moment. The light actually changes with the sixty cycle alternating current that comes from the wall. Regardless you have to get the color of light to work wee in order to make a good image.

The biggest thing that we can control as photographers is the size of the light source. This is number two. A big light source will work like an overcast day; light comes from everywhere. A small source is like a bright sunny day; you get harsh deep shadows.

Finally direction is half important: placing a big light source isnít critical, because the light comes from everywhere, and a small light source changes the way it looks every time you move it, so it is important.
Thanks, John Siskin
Ps. Please take one of my classes!

1/17/2008 6:15:31 PM

Holly J. Jackson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/27/2007
  I took one of John Sisken's classes and found it to be VERY informative and well worth the time and money! I highly reccommend him as an instructor! ; )

3/18/2008 3:22:41 PM

  Thanks Holly! I am always trying to help. John Siskin

3/18/2008 3:28:02 PM

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Photography Question 
Helen F. Ramsey

member since: 12/17/2007
  78 .  When is the start date of next class
Would like to take the Bare Bones of Photography Class; however, cannot start the Jan class. When is the next scheduled class?

1/11/2008 3:32:47 PM

  Hi Helen,
Thanks for your interest in BetterPhoto's online courses! We should be posting the next session any day now - it's very likely that Beginning Photography: The Bare Bones will be offered during Feb/Mar. I'll be back in touch once the schedule is nailed down soon. Thanks again, Helen!
Kerry

1/11/2008 4:17:18 PM

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Photography Question 
Pat Harry
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Pat
Pat's Gallery

member since: 11/26/2006
  79 .  Woo Hoo! Half-Price classes!
Wow - I just went to register for my next BP class, and found that I'm eligible for a 1/2 price class. Beginning in 2008, BP is offering every 6th class at 1/2 price. Thank you! What a wonderful surprise!

Now, which one to choose? I have it narrowed down to about six.... :)

12/31/2007 4:00:26 PM

James Miotke
BetterPhoto Member
BetterPhotoJim.com
Owner, BetterPhoto.com, Inc.
  Wow Pat! You're quick! You win the award for being the first one to notice the new MVBP Rewards Program!

Yes, we're excited about this. Just moments before you noticed, we launched this new "frequent flier" program and (just a few minutes after you posted this thread), we emailed qualifying alumni to let them know the good news.

Everyone can learn more about this at the MVBP Rewards Program page.

Happy New Year everyone! Have a fun and photo-filled 2008!

12/31/2007 5:31:14 PM

Diane Dupuis-Kallos
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/27/2003
  Yup I'm real excited too!!! Thanks BP!

1/4/2008 8:00:17 AM

Holly J. Jackson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/27/2007
  Oh yes! I was thrilled, too!!!

I had no problem deciding which one...

I have a whole list and it's somewhat prioritized. ; )

Thanks BP!!!

3/18/2008 3:24:55 PM

Ian Bristow
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/15/2008
  Hi Jim,

are there any restrictions to which class you make your 6th class at 1/2 price (4 week or 8 week)?

Ian......

8/10/2009 8:49:20 PM

James Miotke
BetterPhoto Member
BetterPhotoJim.com
Owner, BetterPhoto.com, Inc.
  Hi Ian,

The only restriction is that we can only set aside limited "seating". So if another MVBP student has already enrolled in a class that you want, you'll have to wait into the next available session.

It's a great program because we value the BetterPhoto customers immensely and want to reward our "frequent fliers".

Have fun in the photography classes!

8/11/2009 11:20:09 AM

Ian Bristow
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/15/2008
  Hi Jim,

thanks for the information, I guess I will just have to remember to book early.

Ian....

8/11/2009 12:22:35 PM

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Photography Question 
Birgitta Hahn

member since: 12/13/2007
  80 .  Which course will suite me best
I have a Minolta Dimage F100 since 2002 and have taken about 2000 pictures using the automatic choice
Before I go on with a digital systemcamera I want to learn about basic digital photografy and the use of manual settings on my camera. Can anyone recommend me a onlie course

12/18/2007 2:19:40 AM

  Hi Birgitta,
Thanks for your interest in BetterPhoto's online courses! Ah, yes, we definitely have the class for you - for owners of compact digital cameras who wish to break out of the auto mode. Very appropriately titled, "Gain Control of Your Camera", this 4-week class begins Jan. 9th ... here's the link:

http://www.betterphoto.com/courseOverview.asp?cspID=142

Let me know if you have any further questions, Birgitta, and thanks again for your interest!

Kerry

12/18/2007 8:22:48 AM

Birgitta Hahn

member since: 12/13/2007
  Thank you Kerry

I doīnt think it is a good idea I attend the january course. I live in I very small village far north ,so there will be difficult to take outdoor pictures which I like to do. Maybe later on . I will find out when the course starts again.
Birgitta

12/19/2007 3:50:32 AM

  Hi Birgitta,
Thanks for the reply ... the class is repeated each month!
Kerry

12/19/2007 7:41:35 AM

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