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    Hi guys, would like some recommendations on DSLR photography courses that will teach me with good knowledge on fundamentals like art of composition and seeing, depth of field, lighting and exposure techniques on the DSLR. I am using a Canon 50D with 18-55mm USM Lens. Anyone attended the knowledge bowl, photoscholar or the studiospace DSLR courses that are around the 200-300 price range? How do you find it and which is the better one with more wider range of topics? I heard from my friend that Steve Yee is a great person to learn from. Thanks for the recommendations.

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    Actually all these can be found online and through the books. Just visit the library or any book store to pick up a few books and start reading. I believe that when you buy your cam there is a free course as well.
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    For me, I bought a budget camera with maunal mode. and loan books from e library, read from e internet and play with it. post yr photos in forum and recevie feedback from other people. its a great and cheap way to learn

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    I suggest this Morozov,
    why not you read more and also shoot more?
    Try experimenting with the aperture, shutter speed, iso and more.
    You can also join the 50D club at the Canon Sub-Forum.
    You can also join outings at the gatherings and outings sub-forums and learn more from the regular shooters.

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    b4 spending on a course-

    dare to experiment, experience is a great teacher. knowing wad works & wad doesn't starts here too.
    looking at more pics, in time you will know what a good & bad pic is.
    buying photography mags/books selectively, for topics that may need revisiting.
    borrowing books & mags from library, is a good way to look up on topics that you may have missed out.
    join a shoot, there will always be some more competent members around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Actually all these can be found online and through the books. Just visit the library or any book store to pick up a few books and start reading. I believe that when you buy your cam there is a free course as well.
    thats a good tip too.
    have u seen the "light" yet?

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    Read for technical knowledge, practice it as frequently as you can. Knowledge is power, but it is powerless until applied. Composition technique is one creative part in each of us, in which needs to be guided and unleashed. It requires substantial experience to teach, and patience to try it yourself.

    Just like if you have a great chef at home doesnt make you a great cook. Embark on your best learning methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morozov View Post
    Hi guys, would like some recommendations on DSLR photography courses that will teach me with good knowledge on fundamentals like art of composition and seeing, depth of field, lighting and exposure techniques on the DSLR. I am using a Canon 50D with 18-55mm USM Lens. Anyone attended the knowledge bowl, photoscholar or the studiospace DSLR courses that are around the 200-300 price range? How do you find it and which is the better one with more wider range of topics? I heard from my friend that Steve Yee is a great person to learn from. Thanks for the recommendations.
    if you really must find a teacher find one who use same brand as you, seriously, else you will be quite annoyed everytime he explain and say something specific according to his camera which not suitable to your camera.

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    hey guys..thanks for all the comments...thats nice..I also thought of doing what you guys have said...I have read Bryan Peterson Understanding Exposure, the newbie guides of photography here etc and found them to be very good resources on the introduction of photography. What other books you guys recommend? I do know the basics and how to operate the 3 settings to some extent and have a easier time learning since I am also a designer myself but I thought maybe I could enrol in a course teaching the art side of photography and on lighting etc to further enhance my creative thinking..maybe a more advanced DSLR proficiency course? 50D is my first DSLR I have owned too.

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    One recommendation I got from some friends: Objectifs.

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    Bro another good idea is to mingle around with pros and semi pro photogarpher. Join those gatherings and sure, everyone is there to help you and exchange knowledge. That is one kind of fun and will understand better than spending hours of reading those books. You will also got chances of learning something which not by reading one book...but knowledge of hundred books. And the best think you will get back is, you will know what type of shooter you are. Landscape, portrait or even macro. So join those outings and make some friend with those photographers. Some even full time professional photographers and you will get knowledge for free by just joining the outing.

    cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    One recommendation I got from some friends: Objectifs.
    Thanks...great new site...just asking..have you attended any of their courses?

    Quote Originally Posted by afipuffy View Post
    Bro another good idea is to mingle around with pros and semi pro photogarpher. Join those gatherings and sure, everyone is there to help you and exchange knowledge. That is one kind of fun and will understand better than spending hours of reading those books. You will also got chances of learning something which not by reading one book...but knowledge of hundred books. And the best think you will get back is, you will know what type of shooter you are. Landscape, portrait or even macro. So join those outings and make some friend with those photographers. Some even full time professional photographers and you will get knowledge for free by just joining the outing.

    cheers!
    thats good too...maybe I should hang out with some of the gatherings here...I newbie here...later go the gathering don't know some of the terms you pros talk about haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morozov View Post
    Thanks...great new site...just asking..have you attended any of their courses?
    Not personally. Two friends of mine attended the basic photography course and both were very satisfied. They had a small exhibition at the end of the course showing work for different themes. I was at the office two times asking for other courses and the staff there was very friendly and helpful without any "plastic smile".
    Regarding gatherings and outings you should ask yourself about your preferred learning style. Some learn fast when watching others, some learn best in small groups with guidance.
    Last edited by Octarine; 22nd April 2009 at 02:45 PM.

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    I also registered with http://digital-photography-school.com/.

    Its an amazing place of information for beginners and professionals

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