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07/08/2009 12:50:21 PM · #1
This is a little hard for me to do in the middle of a work day, but some of you may be interested in this free on-line photography course taught by photographer John Greengo from the PBS series Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge. It will probably be followed up by various Adobe courses.
07/08/2009 12:59:17 PM · #2
Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll give it a try as here in Portugal classes will be at 7PM :)
07/13/2009 07:37:15 AM · #3
Cheers Boyd I've signed up and hope to be able to listen in
07/13/2009 11:52:21 AM · #4
I am all signed up. It was painless.... :)
Thanks so much for posting!
07/14/2009 01:43:16 PM · #5
I'm most interested in the lesson that airs tomorrow, but I'll be at work and in class during that time. Is anyone willing to take notes or post an overview of what they discuss?
07/14/2009 01:51:51 PM · #6
I work 40 hours a week and these are during the middle of my work day.
Bad planning.....darn!
07/14/2009 02:41:52 PM · #7
I signed up but have not received any details about how to log in or whatever. Anyone else get anything?
07/14/2009 03:14:25 PM · #8
I would love to sign up but unfortunately I am like the rest of the folks I have to work during the day. Thanks for sharing the information I sure would be interested if future free courses that are in the evening. Maybe next time.
07/15/2009 02:10:45 PM · #9
Class has started... If you're around and available, go hop on and check it out. Actual material haven't started yet; they are going through administrativa...

They just clarified the real-time classes are completely free. The catch is the *recordings* of the classes will be available for sale later. (That's how they make their money). This course will be available for $45 after it's done. It's not there yet, but it will be available from this web site.

Today, week 1 is overview and behind the scenes.

Week 2 is "the camera".

Week 3 is photographic technique

Week 4 is aesthetics.
07/15/2009 03:25:09 PM · #10
How do we get into the classes?
07/15/2009 03:43:34 PM · #11
I took the class and I'm excited about the classes to come. I think I just might learn something!
07/15/2009 03:53:21 PM · #12
Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

How do we get into the classes?


Follow the link in the OP. There is a sign-up link/form there.

I was very interested in the "behind the scenes" part of today's class. It was a detailed accounting of how they shoot the PBS show, the equipment they use, stories of how they travel and get around different parts of the country, etc.

My impression is that this won't be a strong technical class -- it's being taught "from the ground up" for the most part, but the images being used are very strong, and I especially think the final week's class on aesthetics will be a good one to attend.

Would it be worth the $45 to get a copy of the videos afterward? Hmm -- not for me, I think. It's going to be fun to watch for (hopefully) more behind-the-scenes shots and information about how the instructor works on the PBS show and such, which is very entertaining, but I think the series is going to be very, very basic on the technical level.

I did laugh-out-loud when he talked about his first experiences with Lightroom (now his workflow software of choice) -- [ paraphrasing from memory ] "For me, discovering and moving to using Lightroom to organize my photos had an even bigger impact then the whole move from film to digital."

Lightroom-five! [ high-five-clap, snap ] (it's a The Todd thing)
07/15/2009 07:51:15 PM · #13
I signed up already but didn't see any post to any classes.
07/22/2009 10:11:56 AM · #14
Just a bump an reminder the second session starts in a few hours.

Also, for everyone's info, they have now posted an 8-minute clip from last week at the web page in the OP. It reviews what will be in the upcoming classes and gives you an idea of John's teaching style.

Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

I signed up already but didn't see any post to any classes.


Sorry, just noticed your reply. You should have received an email with the link to the video. I'll PM you the email they sent me last week.

ETA - Well, crud, the email I received clearly says "do not forward this to anyone; only you can use it." Here, try to register using this link, and of course, be sure you use a valid email address.

I think I found the public link to their live video feed, which does not require a gotomeeting reservation.

Message edited by author 2009-07-22 10:38:39.
07/22/2009 12:04:30 PM · #15
Originally posted by cdrice:

I think I found the public link to their live video feed, which does not require a gotomeeting reservation.


Ah-ha! Indeed confirmed in today's registration email. You can watch the live presentation at either of the links below without formal registration or running that stupid gotomeeting application:

//www.ustream.tv/channel/creativetechs

//tweetchat.com/room/creativetechs (requires a twitter account)
07/22/2009 02:48:45 PM · #16
dang it...says it's off line and I can't see it.
07/22/2009 03:15:34 PM · #17
Originally posted by bergiekat:

dang it...says it's off line and I can't see it.


Yeah, they had to shut those feeds down -- their connection kept timing out, and it affected the primary gotomeeting connection.

The gotomeeting still has slots open; you just have to run the java client.
07/22/2009 10:33:39 PM · #18
So are these worth $45 to get after the fact?
07/22/2009 10:36:31 PM · #19
I keep missing these! I'm signed up, and they send me reminder emails saying it starts in 2 hours, I just always seem to miss them.
07/23/2009 04:27:43 AM · #20
Originally posted by spiritualspatula:

So are these worth $45 to get after the fact?


So far, my opinion has not changed. (See my blah blah on how they are not really worth $45 to me). Don't get me wrong, this a GREAT class, and I really do appreciate the style of instruction, and love the images being used... but I can't honest say I've learned anything. That's not meant to sound arrogant; it's just that this is still a pretty basic class.

It would be a GREAT even FANTASTIC class for someone just getting started in photography, or someone who been shooting P&S for a while and wanting to "move up" to a DSLR. So, if you know someone in that category, this course would be a really great gift, etc.

To be fair, of course, it's only 1/2 over... Those last two classes may still hold some golden tips or tricks -- but I'm not expecting anything life-changing. I'm not trying to be hard on the class; nor am I trying to be critical -- no one ever advertised it as an "advanced" class -- but just settings one's expectation if you're thinking of ordering it.

For free, though -- you can't beat it, and I don't mind taking the time out to watch someone so talented review the basics -- if for no other reason than to see some of the great images he uses.
07/23/2009 04:51:29 AM · #21
Originally posted by cdrice:

Originally posted by spiritualspatula:

So are these worth $45 to get after the fact?


So far, my opinion has not changed. (See my blah blah on how they are not really worth $45 to me). Don't get me wrong, this a GREAT class, and I really do appreciate the style of instruction, and love the images being used... but I can't honest say I've learned anything. That's not meant to sound arrogant; it's just that this is still a pretty basic class.

It would be a GREAT even FANTASTIC class for someone just getting started in photography, or someone who been shooting P&S for a while and wanting to "move up" to a DSLR. So, if you know someone in that category, this course would be a really great gift, etc.

To be fair, of course, it's only 1/2 over... Those last two classes may still hold some golden tips or tricks -- but I'm not expecting anything life-changing. I'm not trying to be hard on the class; nor am I trying to be critical -- no one ever advertised it as an "advanced" class -- but just settings one's expectation if you're thinking of ordering it.

For free, though -- you can't beat it, and I don't mind taking the time out to watch someone so talented review the basics -- if for no other reason than to see some of the great images he uses.


Whoa, Sorry I must have skipped right past that. My mistake. Yeah... I was really wondering about if this would be worth paying for given the topics...
The last section is what I would be interested in but I can't imagine it being $45 awesome, especially because I think composition is something you learn from taking bad, uninteresting photos and then realizing why they are uninteresting.
Anyway... thanks for repeating yourself for my sake.
07/29/2009 09:14:24 AM · #22
Just a weekly bump to remind that week 3 is today -- less than 5 hours from now.
07/29/2009 01:46:55 PM · #23
Last bump for today -- class starts in 15 minutes if you want to watch.
08/05/2009 11:39:16 AM · #24
Is there a class today or is it tomorrow?
08/05/2009 01:04:19 PM · #25
Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

Is there a class today or is it tomorrow?


Today; just about one hour from the time of this post. I was just about to bump this thread to remind folks. :)
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