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Any good online Photography courses?

Yvelisse Ellis , Sep 08, 2003; 02:58 p.m.

After posting my question last week on talent vs luck I have decided, my luck and my talent could use some technical help. Unfortunately, where I live in Oklahoma there are no photography courses available. Any suggestions for online courses? I see several places on the internet, but have a bit hesitant... is it worth the money? Can I really get the same thing out of an online course than I would by being physically present with a good teacher and peers? I am feeling desperate because I really want to continue my growth and follow this dream, but feel a bit "resourceless". Thanks and I appreciate any information you may have on these online courses/workshops.


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Christian Deichert , Sep 08, 2003; 03:06 p.m.

I developed my technique by studying the "Learn" section of photo.net, submitting my work for critique, and (probably most importantly) learned to become my own strictest critic. Your mileage may vary.

Les Campbell , Sep 08, 2003; 03:52 p.m.

Agfa's website has all sorts of great stuff, including some worthwhile FREE online photo tutorials. Take a look at

http:// www.agfanet.com/en/cafe/photocourse/

If you're not a native English speaker, just go to http://www.agfanet.com/ and pick your language.

Luke Pederson , Sep 08, 2003; 03:52 p.m.

I have found this site great. Also Zuga.net is good if you want to pay for video "lessons" or more like examples. I bought the one day pass and watched some of the videos. I would only do it if you have broad band though.

R Jackson , Sep 09, 2003; 12:24 a.m.

Where do you live in Oklahoma? Most of the vo-tech schools offer basic photography courses. The community colleges usually offer basic and advanced courses, as do many community art centers. I know the Moore-Norman Vo-Tech offers such courses and the Firehouse Art Center in Norman offers both basic and advanced courses as well as offering a fully equipped darkroom in which you can buy time (this is where I used to do all of my wet darkroom work). I realize that the further you get from Oklahoma City and Tulsa the harder it is to find such courses.

Chuck Dowling , Sep 09, 2003; 12:35 a.m.

You're already here!!

---- ---- , Sep 09, 2003; 01:36 p.m.

Many community colleges in many states have decent photography (day or evening classes) programmes at low in-state tuition rates. You should check them out. That is the best way to learn.

Stephen Voss , Feb 03, 2004; 07:37 p.m.

(blatant plug warning) I developed a beginning digital photography course for Sessions that I think is pretty comprehensive (read the description). A couple of the lessons are geared more towards web designers, but the course overall will get you on the right track. The good thing about it is that each lesson has an exercise where you go out and shoot some photos based on the lesson you've learned and submit them. You get some critique, as well as an instructor who is available to answer any questions you might have about digital photography. Apologies if this is crossing any commercial-free boundaries of the site.

Jerry Junkins , Feb 05, 2004; 08:56 p.m.


Loraine Arnold , Feb 17, 2004; 05:15 a.m.

www.betterphoto.com has online courses. I have never taken one but did sign up for the "Creating Visual Impact" class in April. You get weekly assignments and are critiqued by the instructor.


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