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 Post subject: Photography lessons/course?
PostPosted: December 19th, 2009, 4:50 pm 
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Is there any cheap photograpgy lessons avail in charlottetown? By cheap I mean 300 and under?


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 Post subject: Re: Photography lessons/course?
PostPosted: March 14th, 2010, 3:40 pm 
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http://www.hollandcollege.com/admission ... php?id=MEC


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PostPosted: March 14th, 2010, 11:03 pm 
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Dont think that course would really be worth $250, I mean most of that would be common sense? If not then just read ur instructional manual.

Only part I could see would be worth any money there is the photoshop part, as it can be complicated.

What type of course/lessons were you looking for?


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PostPosted: March 15th, 2010, 6:40 am 
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Double M wrote:
Dont think that course would really be worth $250, I mean most of that would be common sense? If not then just read ur instructional manual.

Only part I could see would be worth any money there is the photoshop part, as it can be complicated.

What type of course/lessons were you looking for?


oh man, really?

I teach a basic half day photo introduction a dozen times a year to a groups ranging between 15 and 40. It's rare that in a half day can I get anyone even close to leaving automatic exposure, lucky if I get them to a priority mode.

That's because it's not common sense to anyone who has used their camera on auto since the day they bought it. Understanding exposure, the very foundation of making a photo, is a challenge, not common sense until it is common sense. Know what I mean? You best know everything there is to know about exposure before you tell anyone it's common sense.

I think $250 for a 25 hour course spent with an experienced photographer and a room of liked minded people is well worth that money.

This kind of learning is not something easily found in the pages of a book, definitely not camera manual.


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PostPosted: March 15th, 2010, 11:56 am 
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Lol no I wasn't going by ur course tho. I was going by the one at Holland College which stats the following-

Getting Familiar with digital cameras
-Understanding camera settings and features
-Capturing images
-Viewing & editing from camera LCD screen
-Downloading from camera to computer

-Exploring Photoshop153
-Exciting weekly assignments
-Examination of basic editing tools
-Basic Cropping and color correcting
-Saving you final images
-Printing and sharing your images


The ones in bold were all mentioned with detail in my manual...So it seems to me that this is really really really basic stuff.


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PostPosted: March 15th, 2010, 3:30 pm 
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-Understanding camera settings and features


This one topic could cover years of study and tutorial. I agree with socktan, your manual tells you how to operate the camera, not how to take photos. Understanding the settings and how they are to be used and when and what effect they have on photos is not a simple thing to teach or learn.

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PostPosted: March 15th, 2010, 5:05 pm 
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greenspree wrote:
Double M wrote:
-Understanding camera settings and features


This one topic could cover years of study and tutorial. I agree with socktan, your manual tells you how to operate the camera, not how to take photos. Understanding the settings and how they are to be used and when and what effect they have on photos is not a simple thing to teach or learn.


Yes this one topic is actually hard to understand but it is not what is offered in the entry level course. Its more about the basics, learning the pre programmed settings and modes

If you were looking for learning about exposure then maybe the Photography 101 course would suit it best!

This offers

The mechanics of a camera
Controlling exposure
Understanding lenses
Appropriate film/digital ISO selection for the right occasion

Lighting basics
Flash photography
Composition
Basic posing techniques

Still lifes
Night photography
Action photography
Portraiture

Photographic accessories
Camera care
Organizing your negatives/digital files


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socktan wrote:

oh man, really?

I teach a basic half day photo introduction a dozen times a year to a groups ranging between 15 and 40. It's rare that in a half day can I get anyone even close to leaving automatic exposure, lucky if I get them to a priority mode.

That's because it's not common sense to anyone who has used their camera on auto since the day they bought it. Understanding exposure, the very foundation of making a photo, is a challenge, not common sense until it is common sense. Know what I mean? You best know everything there is to know about exposure before you tell anyone it's common sense.

I think $250 for a 25 hour course spent with an experienced photographer and a room of liked minded people is well worth that money.

This kind of learning is not something easily found in the pages of a book, definitely not camera manual.



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I've taken 2 photography courses at Holland College. Loved them both. Great chance to be with others who share interest and the instructor was great!


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Just wondering if you ever found one??? I am looking into some as well! I see in Halifax there is all kinds but not on PEI! I do see the Pei bootcamp one day one but is there any others longer?? and not 2 years!

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PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 9:35 am 
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Holland College had an evening photography course that was 18 or 20 hours long... there was a beginners and an intermediate. I can't find anything quickly in google about it, though. If I recall, cost was $400 per course.


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