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08/05/2009 04:29:52 PM · #1
On the heels of the free 4-week photography course taught by John Greengo from the PBS series Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge, Creativetechs has confirmed John will return in September to teach an expanded 10-week class.

They do not have a separate web page dedicated to it yet, but it has been scheduled on the online calendar, and is slated to continue in the existing 4-week classes' time slot -- Each Wednesday at 1800 GMT (11am PT) -- Starting on Sept 2.

So, share and enjoy!

The 4-week class was a lot of fun, but was very basic from a technical standpoint. I expect the 10-week version will have you break out your thinking cap, and take some notes.

Webinar: Free 10-Week Digital Photography Course!

Schedule:

Week 1, Sep 2 - Introduction & Gear Review
Week 2, Sep 9 - Cameras
Week 3, Sep 16 - Lenses
Week 4, Sep 23 - Exposure
Week 5, Sep 30 - Focus
Week 6, Oct 7 - Aesthetics I
Week 7, Oct 14 - Aesthetics II
Week 8, Oct 21 - The Gadget Bag
Week 9, Oct 28 - Full Exposure
Week 10, Nov 4 - Art Wolfe Interview & Slideshow

[ Schedule updated Sept 7 ]

Message edited by author 2009-09-07 04:35:42.
08/05/2009 04:38:01 PM · #2
Was not bad but I just caught the last one today....

Had to laugh at the balls though.... anyone know how we can use a free adobe presenter software when we change $45 for replays of the web session - hardly a non-profit. The initial run thru is free which is nice.... I was not sure if the 10week version is free though... maybe I missed it because I was multi tasking (badly) towards the end.......
08/05/2009 04:54:09 PM · #3
Originally posted by robs:

...hardly a non-profit. The initial run thru is free which is nice.... I was not sure if the 10week version is free though... maybe I missed it because I was multi tasking (badly) towards the end.......


I'm not sure where you got the impression anything here is being done by a "non-profit" -- Creativetechs in a consulting company -- and they, like any company, will do what they can to make a profit.

All Creativetechs courses are taught the same way -- the initial live viewing is free to as many people as want to attend -- the subsequent recordings of those sessions are sold as a product, and that's how they make money to afford the instructors, etc.

As altruistic as it might seem to think some organization could generate training like this and make it completely free to the public is nice and all, but hardly realistic.
08/05/2009 05:55:38 PM · #4
Originally posted by cdrice:

As altruistic as it might seem to think some organization could generate training like this and make it completely free to the public is nice and all, but hardly realistic.


Nah hardly... Never said it was or that I was expecting free... I was having a dig at a for profit company trying to get someone to get them a free version of the adobe s/ware so they could run >1K people on the webmeeting instead of been limited by goto meeting..... It was a few minutes in.... If ya buying the replay then listen to their pitch yourself :-))

They are for profit... suck it up and buy the software or limit attendance for the free teaser to stay with the cheaper goto meeting..... Anyway - I guess it didn't transform my head to type well....

The session I saw today was pretty decent.... and with some meaty topics I would consider paying depending on topic and cost - which is what they are after as you say.
08/05/2009 06:11:13 PM · #5
Originally posted by robs:

I was having a dig at a for profit company trying to get someone to get them a free version of the adobe s/ware so they could run >1K people on the webmeeting instead of been limited by goto meeting..... It was a few minutes in.... If ya buying the replay then listen to their pitch yourself :-))


Ahhhhh, sorry -- I completely misunderstood. Now I gotcha. Yeah, I heard that discussion at the beginning of class, but not knowing what they were talking about (I don't follow presentation software-speak, so when they started talking product names, I pretty-much zoned out), I didn't pay much attention.

Originally posted by robs:

They are for profit... suck it up and buy the software or limit attendance for the free teaser to stay with the cheaper goto meeting...


Yup, agreed.

I'm actually going to fire them an email asking if they have considered using SecondLife. I've heard of a number of groups using SL for training and classes -- might be fun, if a little overkill... ;)
08/27/2009 04:13:05 AM · #6
Just a bump and reminder this starts up next week!

Edited original post to include link to course page, and schedule.

Message edited by author 2009-08-27 04:22:31.
08/27/2009 06:06:30 AM · #7
I just signed up for the 10 week course, I'll see how it goes. 4am is a rough time to do it but it's free!
08/27/2009 10:12:05 AM · #8
Thanks a lot for the heads up! I just signed in. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/15305/120/671932.gif', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/15305/120/671932.gif', '/') + 1) . '
09/01/2009 05:39:35 PM · #9
Anyone else got their webinar login details yet, mine hasn't arrived.
09/01/2009 06:06:16 PM · #10
You'll get the webinar info about 2 hours before class starts (assuming they are continuing to follow the same process as previous classes).
09/02/2009 02:51:54 AM · #11
One last bump before class starts tomorrow. I have an event to cover at the same time, so I'll actually miss this first class - DOH! Somebody tell me how it goes. ;)
09/02/2009 02:19:25 PM · #12
Bump...the class just started
09/07/2009 04:10:34 AM · #13
If anyone missed the class last week, Creativetechs has put it up online for free viewing until Sept 9th.

They had so many issues with the webinar 1,000-viewer cap, they have begun to put the classes up online for a week after they "air" the first time so folks can catch them even if they cannot connect to the live session. They might continue this for subsequent classes -- definitely worth watching to see if they continue for future classes.

You can view the videos from the training page.
09/09/2009 01:44:41 PM · #14
CreativeTechs Class starts in about 15 minutes.
Week 2 - Digital Cameras
Sign-up link
Webinar link

They will be providing it on-line for the next week, without Q&A at end, probably starting tomorrow. This is last week's link. Not sure about this week's link.

Message edited by author 2009-09-09 14:11:35.
09/16/2009 01:35:03 PM · #15
About to start today's session in 30 minutes. This is an AWESOME class. John has quickly become one of my favorite instructors of all time. Hope folks can make it.
09/16/2009 02:25:43 PM · #16
Sure wish I could do this...but it is not easy for me to be available for the 90 minutes each wk...if they do it again...I can plan ahead and try it...let me know if they extend this for another session...
09/16/2009 02:50:18 PM · #17
I just signed up after missing the first class. It looks great! I guess it's not too late if folks still want to get in on this.
09/16/2009 04:02:52 PM · #18
Yes, definitely don't be afraid to join in any time. It's a great class, and you don't have to attend from the start to follow-along.

Just announced in class - John Greengo's Exposure 24!
09/23/2009 01:51:05 PM · #19
Class starts in 10 minutes. Art Wolfe is online LIVE NOW answering questions! I believe he is staying during class and will do more Q&A afterward. Really fun!
09/23/2009 02:06:32 PM · #20
2:05 - they say there are still about 200 slots open...come on and join the learning!
10/13/2009 08:42:08 AM · #21
Special seminar added, related to this class -- see my post "Special Free Talk from Art Wolfe - All About Light"

Tuesday, Oct 13, 11am-1pm PT
10/14/2009 02:03:28 PM · #22
Today's class starting now. If webinar is full, join the live feed.
10/21/2009 02:06:20 PM · #23
Class starting now. This week is "The Gadget Bag" -- VERY fun if you're a fellow gear-head. Live feed link above if webinar is full.
10/28/2009 01:27:14 PM · #24
Class starting in about 30 minutes. "Full Exposure" today -- looking forward to lots of GREAT photos from John and Art.
11/04/2009 02:11:04 PM · #25
Last class starting now! Art Wolfe and John Greengo together.
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