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Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by geofftelforduk, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. geofftelforduk

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    Hi all,

    I am in Northern Ireland and very keen to do some sort of a photography course whether it be at a college or correspondance!

    I would greatly appreciate if anyone could advise me on available courses and which is the best to take for an allround boast to my technical skills!
     
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    Not sure about NI, but I did a city and guilds in London - was very good. However, I think they have changed it (or got rid of it) now. Was a years course, with 3 terms (one evening a week). Started off with "introduction", then did "b&w", then did a more in depth look at colour. This was all with film, but I would imagine they cater more and more for digital nowadays, and even so, the introduction was across all formats, and more about focal lengths/apertures/DoF etc. etc.

    Best thing is to check out your local HE colleges.
     
  3. geofftelforduk

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    Yeah! A mate of mine did a GCSE in Photography at an evening class but he said it was more of a history lesson that a photography course!

    I will have a look at the local FE colleges and see whats on offer!

    Anyway, keep the suggestions coming ya'll!!
     
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    I'd check your local art colledge out
     
  5. mr jones

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    im gonna be looking into doing a course or something part time next year, cuz im bored!
     
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    I have been looking around too and, to be honest, all I can find locally are extended courses. I was thinking last week that what I, and maybe loads of other people want, is a course that is digital focused, very practical with appropriate theory, and possibly themed, i.e. wildlife, birding, macro, building, people, whatever.

    Maybe a core of 3-4 x 2 hour meetings (or a weekend) and then some more specialist theme practicals on 'location.

    I have a great venue in bATH AND IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE WHO WOULD CONSIDER THEMSELVES BOTH AN EXPERT AND ALSO CAN TALK, ENCOURAGE, TRAIN PEOPLE EFFECTIVELY THEN MAYBE WE (sorry, by bloody Vaio is so small I'm always doing that!!!!)

    Anyway, maybe we should meet up and see if we can work together to create/put in these kinds of courses. I'm near Bath, venue I'm thinking of is in central Bath so attractive to travel to, lots of accomodation options, things to do, all kinds of subject matter, etc. Anyone interested, let me know.
     
  7. mr jones

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    try local photography clubs, might be a good way to learn :) and share ideas
     
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    I did look into that too and no joy. Most aren't set up for what I'm talking about, at least those I looked into. However, one does a PS 'course' and I'm going along tonight. My impression is that it'll be more like 'sitting with Nelly' style training, ie watch and listen, rather than interactive and hands on. We'll see though.
     
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    yeh thats what i thought, i also considered the fact that i shoot in digital the establishment in these clubs would more than likely still shoot in full frame using sodium powder flashes etc and that they wouldnt be digital based which is basically what we want, after all after the EOS 1 being pretty much perfection can film SLR's get any better! (open to discussion!)
     
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    Thanks, that's a useful link.
     
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    There are courses available that you might like to look at either at a local college or private workshops, www.digitalmasterclass.co.uk is one that I work with, I’m not saying this is the right option for you but courses like books are useful.

    The other thing to consider is that the image is the important element and the hard thing is often "seeing the image" so consider looking at the principles of composition, these will help you to previsualise your photos and have more control over your work.
     
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    hehe brian, you posted almost the same in the other thread...

    Do you favour digital or fim or are you not fussed?
     

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