Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Photography Course

A lot of people have been asking me what on-line courses are there for photography. The answer is tonnes, but the problem is most are really bad.

I've been trolling through the courses lately and found one that I thought worth sharing.

The course is comprehensive and for the small amount they are charging, absolutely well worth it. You do it in your own time, at your pace.

The course is normally US129.90, but is on special at 25% off for $96.40.

Here is a brief run down from Proud:

  • 13 interactive photography lessons
  • In-depth training specially developed by professional photographers and prize-winning enthusiasts
  • One-on-one support
  • A full one year money-back guarantee!
  • Absolutely the best price on line
  • Your personal free 500MB online photo gallery to show off your images to the world!
  • Chances to enter the exciting photo competitions and win prizes!

The course is split into the following sections:

  • 1. Introduction to Photography
  • 2. Digital Photography
  • 3. Exposure: Shutter Speed
  • 4. Exposure: Aperture
  • 5. Composition 
  • 6. Light 
  • 7. Shooting Black and White 
  • 8. Travel Photography I.
  • 9. Travel Photography II.
  • 10. Portraits
  • 11. People and Their Environment
  • 12. Insiders' Tricks and Techniques
  • 13. Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
You can sign up from here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Shooting in the Rain

It's raining in Sydney today. Not that I knew, stuck inside a 30 degree furnace behind the counter serving ultra impatient customers. What was interesting though was hearing so many customers telling they can't do any photography because of the weather.

Are you kidding? Let me say this up front. Rainy weather should not stop you from seeing "photographically". In fact, you'd be surprised at just how many more opportunities there are to use your camera. There are an abundance of pictures and ideas you should be seeing in front of you.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Popular 35mm f1.8 DX lens

The wonderful little 35mm f1.8 DX lens is again out of stock at bhphoto.com. No wonder, it's selling for a US$199.95 and is really a no brainer for Nikon DX camera owners. You can click onto the bhphoto link and pre-order your copy if you haven't already picked one up.

Nikon Product Updates

Here's a summary of some good info I've received in the past 3 or 4 months of upcoming Nikon releases. This info has come from a good source in the past, though as has been said before, nothing is set in stone. The economic climate has a way of changing schedules.

Anyway, there's an 85, 35 and 24mm lens on the way. There's also a timetable for the interchangeable lens camera, and a waterproof camera.

See the full story here.