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We cover how the iPad 4 Mini for photographers, really stands true. Use the iPad mini for quick edits, a portfolio viewer, video monitor, planner more!

One of the greatest shows in the photography world Photokina 2016. This year s been no exception to generating loads of buzz with exciting announcements!

Toad Hollow Photography have only been away one week and look what they ve come up with for you to sit back and browse over some incredible photography links!

The Professional Instagrammer requires gear for their smartphone, photography no crosses borders across many mediums of camera. Here s a guide!

Set loose your creative soul, and start experimenting with the unique opportunities fisheye lenses offer! This guide will teach you the what, why, how s of using these fantastic pieces of gear.

Not only is motion in photography fun, it s also challenging and rewarding too! We ll show you how simple techniques can produce beautifully crafted images.

Digital photography requires memory storage for your images, so having a reliable guide to buying an SD card is really important before you go out and buy. Make sure you ve researched brands, price, types of SD card and retailers just like with any purchase of camera equipment, do your homework and you can t go wrong!

As a traveling photographer, weight is often of primary concern (especially with budget airlines these days). So, here s a laptop-less trip reviewed to see how I got on!

Connecting with your audience isn t exact, just being present and available they will sense this. Be open to feedback and be a transparent photographer because your audience will instantly pick up on this and engage far more. Even if you re a pro and often produce stunning work, a side of personality or even vulnerability speaks volumes

Wow, Toad Hollow Photography have done it again, bringing another great collection of photography links to sit back, relax and enjoy


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PhotoEditorX – Advanced Photo Editor Digital Image Software – Free Photo Enhancing and Manipulation Photography

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Discover How To Edit Enhance
Your Photos In 5 Minutes With An
Award-Winning Photo Editing
Software Previously Only Available
For Professional Studios.


That’s right – you can learn how to enhance and edit photos
easily and quickly
with our industry-leading software.
step by step instructions and video training.

Watch This Video Testimonial From Pat:

The Best Value For Money and
I Rate This Software 9/10
.

Hi Lucas, I just want you to know that the PhotoEditorX suite was easily the best value for money for me – and especially since I’ve started learning the art of photo manipulation.

This program offers a comprehensive feature set, comprising a good range of tools that can produce great results. I would rate the software 9 over 10. Oh ya. and the video training kicks butt!

Frank Rocha
Charleston, SC

Usually Only Sold To Magazines Publishers.
Get The Same Software That Professionals Use!

Imagine having a dream collection of cutting edge tools and effects all plugged in and ready to go. Thats the idea behind PhotoEditorX . a software and training system featuring the world’s most powerful pixel based editor.

What’s more, over the last decade, PhotoEditorX has evolved as an in-house tool for leading magazine publishers and companies . This is your chance to get your hands on a professional hi-end digital editing programwithout paying an arm and a leg.

It is designed specifically for very high-quality photo image enhancing. It contains many state-of-the-art functions, breaking new ground with most core routines for realtime 48-bit editing control

With PhotoEditorX . you can weave your own web of magic . You DO NOT need to pay for expensive software or have any experience to use this. You will be able to edit and enhance any photographs or images professionally like magazines houses quicker and easier than you’ve ever dreamed of .

Sounds good? I’m not even halfway through yet!

Here Are Some Photos Videos Of
Real Editing Work YOU Can Learn To Do.

As we have already said this editor is just as advanced as photoshop without the steep learning curve involved. However the best way to demonstrate it’s abilities is through some pictures and videos of real editing work. You have got to see this to believe it.

Some Cool Features You Can Do With Your Photographs.
(Please click on + thumbnails to ENLARGE.)

Old Photo Restoration

Includes Over 3 HOURS Of Video Training
200 PAGES Of Illustrated Guides.

Do you want to learn how to do all effects and editing shown in the videos above?

Lets face it. What is the use of having a powerful photo editing suite at your disposal if you don’t know how to fully maximize it .

Even though this is much more intuitive and easy to pick up as compared to similar products, no beginner can harness its true potential immediately.

It’s Like Handing The Keys To Your
Brand New Ferrari To A 16-Year Old Kid.

So, you’ll be glad to know that PhotoEditorX package includes free technical support in the form of 25 step-by-step video training (over 3 hours), visual tutorials and guides that will greatly assist you in using this software:

You will learn all the techniques tricks with (makeup, hair color changing, photo enhancements, etc) used in the videos and photos shown above.

It also includes a step-by-step, easy to follow25-part video series that goes into intricate details on how to get started and how to maximize the full range of its extensive features.

PhotoEditorX provides over 180 minutes (over 3 hours!) of digital image editing tutorials, audio guides as well as an interactive digital manual to guide you along:

  • Complete Startup Tutorial
  • Interactive 200-Page Manual
  • 25 Video Tutorials and Training
  • Advanced Tricks Techniques
  • Look Over My Shoulders Video
  • Working With Web 2.0 Graphics
  • Step-By-Step Video Guides
  • And Much More!

Technical Specifications Features :

But here’s the best news.

Can You Afford A Movie For Your Family?

That’s all this is going to cost you.

You’ve already seen the photos and videos of real editing work, so you can see for yourself that I’m not blowing smoke.

Just based on what you’d pay for my own workshop to learn this stuff, you’re getting $591.00 of value with this software and the how-to videos. and that’s not to mention the time and cost-saving potential of actually using PhotoEditorX.

But you don t have to pay that much. You don t even have to pay $400, $300, $200 or even $100.

(This is a special time-senstive *launch* offer,
we’re only opening this for a limited time.
)

Pick your jaw up off the floor. You’re not seeing things, and I’m not crazy. But.

This is an *introductory* launch offer, andit won’t last forever– In factI’ll be increasing the price without warning anytime to at least $97.00.

It could be the next minute, it could be tomorrow – one thing’s for sure, I’ll be pushing the price up sooner than you think. There’s really no time to lose.

You can get this NOW for less than what you probably spend on a movie for your family..

I understand that I can get a Complete Photo and Image Editing Software Plus 3+ Hours Of Video Training. 3 Bonus Sofware and 200+ Pages of Tutorials for just$297 $47 via instant download.

I further understand that I will forfeit this launch price of $ 4 7 if I do not purchase it right now.

I can have PhotoEditorX on a PC CD-ROM – this will save me a lot of time and headaches.

And I also understand that my order is 100% risk free with your 60 days, 100% money back guarantee


PhotoEditorX – Advanced Photo Editor Digital Image Software – Free Photo Enhancing and Manipulation Photography

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#free photo editor

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Discover How To Edit Enhance
Your Photos In 5 Minutes With An
Award-Winning Photo Editing
Software Previously Only Available
For Professional Studios.


That’s right – you can learn how to enhance and edit photos
easily and quickly
with our industry-leading software.
step by step instructions and video training.

Watch This Video Testimonial From Pat:

The Best Value For Money and
I Rate This Software 9/10
.

Hi Lucas, I just want you to know that the PhotoEditorX suite was easily the best value for money for me – and especially since I’ve started learning the art of photo manipulation.

This program offers a comprehensive feature set, comprising a good range of tools that can produce great results. I would rate the software 9 over 10. Oh ya. and the video training kicks butt!

Frank Rocha
Charleston, SC

Usually Only Sold To Magazines Publishers.
Get The Same Software That Professionals Use!

Imagine having a dream collection of cutting edge tools and effects all plugged in and ready to go. Thats the idea behind PhotoEditorX . a software and training system featuring the world’s most powerful pixel based editor.

What’s more, over the last decade, PhotoEditorX has evolved as an in-house tool for leading magazine publishers and companies . This is your chance to get your hands on a professional hi-end digital editing programwithout paying an arm and a leg.

It is designed specifically for very high-quality photo image enhancing. It contains many state-of-the-art functions, breaking new ground with most core routines for realtime 48-bit editing control

With PhotoEditorX . you can weave your own web of magic . You DO NOT need to pay for expensive software or have any experience to use this. You will be able to edit and enhance any photographs or images professionally like magazines houses quicker and easier than you’ve ever dreamed of .

Sounds good? I’m not even halfway through yet!

Here Are Some Photos Videos Of
Real Editing Work YOU Can Learn To Do.

As we have already said this editor is just as advanced as photoshop without the steep learning curve involved. However the best way to demonstrate it’s abilities is through some pictures and videos of real editing work. You have got to see this to believe it.

Some Cool Features You Can Do With Your Photographs.
(Please click on + thumbnails to ENLARGE.)

Old Photo Restoration

Includes Over 3 HOURS Of Video Training
200 PAGES Of Illustrated Guides.

Do you want to learn how to do all effects and editing shown in the videos above?

Lets face it. What is the use of having a powerful photo editing suite at your disposal if you don’t know how to fully maximize it .

Even though this is much more intuitive and easy to pick up as compared to similar products, no beginner can harness its true potential immediately.

It’s Like Handing The Keys To Your
Brand New Ferrari To A 16-Year Old Kid.

So, you’ll be glad to know that PhotoEditorX package includes free technical support in the form of 25 step-by-step video training (over 3 hours), visual tutorials and guides that will greatly assist you in using this software:

You will learn all the techniques tricks with (makeup, hair color changing, photo enhancements, etc) used in the videos and photos shown above.

It also includes a step-by-step, easy to follow25-part video series that goes into intricate details on how to get started and how to maximize the full range of its extensive features.

PhotoEditorX provides over 180 minutes (over 3 hours!) of digital image editing tutorials, audio guides as well as an interactive digital manual to guide you along:

  • Complete Startup Tutorial
  • Interactive 200-Page Manual
  • 25 Video Tutorials and Training
  • Advanced Tricks Techniques
  • Look Over My Shoulders Video
  • Working With Web 2.0 Graphics
  • Step-By-Step Video Guides
  • And Much More!

Technical Specifications Features :

But here’s the best news.

Can You Afford A Movie For Your Family?

That’s all this is going to cost you.

You’ve already seen the photos and videos of real editing work, so you can see for yourself that I’m not blowing smoke.

Just based on what you’d pay for my own workshop to learn this stuff, you’re getting $591.00 of value with this software and the how-to videos. and that’s not to mention the time and cost-saving potential of actually using PhotoEditorX.

But you don t have to pay that much. You don t even have to pay $400, $300, $200 or even $100.

(This is a special time-senstive *launch* offer,
we’re only opening this for a limited time.
)

Pick your jaw up off the floor. You’re not seeing things, and I’m not crazy. But.

This is an *introductory* launch offer, andit won’t last forever– In factI’ll be increasing the price without warning anytime to at least $97.00.

It could be the next minute, it could be tomorrow – one thing’s for sure, I’ll be pushing the price up sooner than you think. There’s really no time to lose.

You can get this NOW for less than what you probably spend on a movie for your family..

I understand that I can get a Complete Photo and Image Editing Software Plus 3+ Hours Of Video Training. 3 Bonus Sofware and 200+ Pages of Tutorials for just$297 $47 via instant download.

I further understand that I will forfeit this launch price of $ 4 7 if I do not purchase it right now.

I can have PhotoEditorX on a PC CD-ROM – this will save me a lot of time and headaches.

And I also understand that my order is 100% risk free with your 60 days, 100% money back guarantee


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Important Information for Parents/Guardians

Updated Approved Insufficient Funds Policy

The updated Insufficient Funds/Negative Balance Policy was approved by the School Committee on 5-3-17 and will begin to be implemented as of May 30, 2017. Please contact the Food Service Director, Nadine Lorenzen at (978)582-4100 X308 should you have any questions or concerns. The updated policy is attached below for review.

Updated 5-8-17! Summer Program Offerings

Register today for the first annual Lunenburg Public Schools Summer Program. A variety of offerings from Lunenburg educators at our beautiful new Middle-High School building. Lunch provided. Click on the link below to download the fillable registration form. If Interested in applying and paying by check, please make all checks payable to the “Town of Lunenburg” with “Summer Fun Program” in the memo section.

If you are not currently enrolled in the Lunenburg Public Schools and wish to participate in summer camp offerings, you will need to click on the link below to complete the Health History and Emergency Information form in addition to the registration packet above.

Strategic Visioning-Seeking Feedback

Many thanks to the members of the Framework Committee for their work over the last several months. Members include: Jessica Frank, Timothy Loughlin, Marijah Comesana, Stephanie Quinn, Jenny Whitcomb, Phillis Luck, Meredith Weiss, Christopher Tobin, Nancy Chapdelaine, Brian Chartrand, Tim Santry, and Timothy Normandin

School Choice 2017/2018

On 3/1/17 ten applicants were chosen in a random lottery for acceptance to LMHS for the 2017/2018 school year. Congratulations to all that participated and were accepted. We welcome you to our district!

Snow Days 2011-2017

Discussion has ensued at recent School Committee meetings as to calendar snow days and the best way to move forward with these make-up days in the future. The document below shows the history of snow days from 2011 to the present for public review.

Records Access Officer-Public Records Law

Due to the new public records law taking effect on January 1, 2017, a Records Access Officer(RAO) is designated for our district, which is Superintendent Calmes. Please send all public records requests via email, postal mail or verbally to:

Updated Graduation Date-2016/2017 Calendar

The graduation date for this years calendar has been confirmed as Saturday, June 3, 2017. Please click on the link below for the updated 2016/2017 calendar.

Updated 2017-2018 Calendar

The 2017-2018 school calendar was approved at the 1-4-17 School Committee meeting and updated on 1-20-17 with the confirmed Graduation date.

Facility Use Rates Approved

A facility use rate schedule took effect as of January 4, 2017 per School Committee vote and will be in effect through June 30, 2019. This rate schedule can be accessed through the link below. More information will be forthcoming as to how to reserve a school facility and the timelines involved.

Lunenburg Middle-High School Dedication Ceremony Construction Progress Videos

The following links shown below are for the public’s viewing enjoyment of the dedication ceremony and construction progress videos. We would like to extend a big thank you to Mr. Eric Vickery for his aerial photography/video, Mr. Steve Malandrinos for his slideshow and all of the dignitaries, faculty, architects, project managers, construction companies, volunteers and community members that made these ceremonies and the building project successful!

Dedication Ceremony Video:

Mr. Vickery’s Aerial Photographs:

Mr. Malandrinos Slideshow of Construction Progress:

PowerSchool Registration Forms!

For returning students, in order to update registration forms or make payments on your child’s lunch account at the Revtrak webstore https://lunenburg.revtrak.net/tek9.asp. you must have a Powerschool Parent Portal account https://lunenburgpublicschools.powerschool.com/public. Please contact your child’s school to create/update your Parent Portal account username and password.


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Online Colleges in Texas

Most Popular Rankings

As the largest state in the contiguous U.S., Texas has an abundance of fully and partially online postsecondary programs. The most noteworthy of the state s online offerings come from the University of Texas and Texas A M public education systems. These networks cover the entirety of the state, with nearly every campus providing students with a selection of online courses and programs.

In effect, these online public programs let students throughout Texas earn their degree online while having relatively easy access to campus resources. And while online students enroll at a specific branch, the public systems allow distance students to choose from a massive catalogue of courses run by their in-network sister schools.

Texas also has a number of smaller universities and liberal arts colleges with an equally respected selection of online offerings. But before we identify the best online colleges in Texas, let s start by looking at the state of online education and higher education as a whole in Texas today.

Top Featured Schools

Walden University allows you to earn you degree fast! Undergraduate students can transfer up to 75% of required credits & master’s programs can be completed in as few as 12 months!

Capella University offers a variety of online degree programs up to the doctoral level, including healthcare, social work, business, counseling, and education.

Providing student-centered, career-focused education

Helping you achieve your goals, from enrollment through graduation and beyond

A Brief Overview of Higher Education in Texas

In 2013, the National Center for Education Statistics reported that Texas had 271 degree-granting institutions, broken down as follows: 108 public, 100 for-profits and 63 nonprofits. The College Board states that 15- 16 in-state tuition and fees for four-year public schools averaged out to be $9,120; out-of-state figures were an average of $23,100 over the same time.

in 2013, Texas had 271 degree-granting institutions

  • 108 public
  • 63 non-profit
  • 100 for-profit

As for financial aid efforts, over the last decade Texas has proved to be a national leader in the support of students in-need. In fact, 100% of all state grants awarded by Texas in 13- 14 were classified as need-based, as found in an extensive survey by the National Association of State Student Grant Aid Programs (NASSGAP).

To put that in context, 11.1% of all funds used by the state in support of higher education go to need-based grants, which amounts to $773.8 million dollars. That is the equivalent of awarding $725.17 to every undergraduate enrolled in a Texas school in 13- 14. Over the same year, Texas also awarded $98.9 million in loans and nearly $8 million for work study.

To sum all that up: Texas s higher education system is in great shape; it has a huge pool of institutions; a low and stable in-state tuition rate; and a stellar commitment to need-based aid.

The State of Online Higher Education in Texas

Texas s commitment to online programs comes in many shapes, but it is perhaps best embodied by the state s membership in the Southern Regional Education Board s Electronic Campus. This pact between the states of the southeastern U.S. (Texas being the furthest west) lets students sift through a huge directory of the region s online ed. programs. Depending on where they are enrolled, students can audit these courses, earning credits towards their degree. This is effectively the dream of online ed.; students taking the best courses as needed, regardless of location.

SREB goes one step further with its aid initiatives. Through services like the Academic Common Market/Electronic Campus and the Regional Contract Program for Health Professions, students are able to fully enroll in a selection of out-of-state programs while paying Texas s in-state tuition rates. While the selection of programs is small and the admissions criteria strict, for qualified students these are incredible opportunities. A current list of programs available to Texas residents can be found here.

As far as data on online ed. s success in Texas, consider that, in 2014, the Texas Higher Education Data program reported that 32.6% of all semester credit hours (SCH) attempted in Texas were done so via a distance learning format. Those distance formats were subdivided as follows: 48.4% were taken entirely online; 42.4% were taken face-to-face but out-of-district or off-campus; 6.62% were taken via a hybrid/blended learning format; and the final 2.6% were taken using TVs and other non-computer mediums.

The NCES estimates that 90% of fully online students enrolled in Texas courses today live in Texas. More than 75% of those students are undergrads. Online colleges in TX are here to stay.

Best Online Colleges in Texas

Below, you will find our carefully calculated rankings of the 25 best online four-year programs in Texas, consisting of a mix of elite smaller schools and the very best of the massive state school networks. Read each school profile to better understand their approach to online education and the programs they offer; review our methodology to learn how we arrived at our final 25 best online schools in Texas; and explore our other Texas resources, from our database of every Texas school to our index of popular scholarships.

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The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? “I want to be a better photographer”.

And for good reason! Few things evoke the instant emotional response a great photo does. It’s what made Instagram worth a billion dollars to Facebook.

For those of you who, like me, are looking to kick their photography skills up a notch, I’m curating a list of the best free online courses and resources I’ve found. So whether you’re a budding photojournalist looking toward a career behind the lens, or just a hobbyist looking to take better shots on your next trip, I’m hoping you’ll find something useful here!

I realize that this is by no means an exhaustive list, rather it’s a work in progress. If you know of other awesome free resources, share them in the comments and I’ll add the best ones to the list.

P.S. Huge thanks to the amazing /r/photography community on Reddit for helping compile this list.

Photography for Beginners

1. Introduction to Photography and Related Media. Video lectures from a semester-long undergraduate-level course at MIT. Covers the fundamentals of analog and digital SLR, film exposure and development, darkroom techniques, digital imaging, and studio lighting.

Level: Beginner | Duration: Self-paced | Always Available

2. Basics of Photography: The Complete Guide. A comprehensive resource for beginning photographers, compiled by the friendly folks at Lifehacker. Starts by explaining how a digital camera works and goes on to explain image composition, technique, and editing. Mostly in text format, interspersed with a few explanatory videos.

Level: Beginner | Duration: Self-paced | Always Available

3. Free Beginner Nikon Digital SLR Photography. This highly-rated course teaches you how to use all the buttons and dials on your camera (e.g. exposure, aperture, shutter speed and the mode dial) by doing rather than memorizing.

Level: Beginner | Duration: 2.5 hours | Always Available

4. Photography: Ditch Auto – Start Shooting in Manual. As the name suggests, a course for amateur photographers who have been using their DSLR or fancy Point-and-shoot camera in “auto” mode, but want to learn to unlock to it’s full potential.

Level: Beginner | Duration: 4.5 hours | Always Available

5. Karl Taylor’s FREE Photography Course. Among the most popular courses on Udemy (almost 50,000 students enrolled, hundreds of rave reviews). Instructor Karl teaches using a mix of videos and PDF fact sheets. In his words, all you need is “a camera and some enthusiasm”.

Level: Beginner | Duration: 2.5 hours | Always Available

6. A Complete Introduction to Photography (aka Reddit Photoclass). Reddit never ceases to amaze me! Alexandre Buisse taught this 30-part class to 7,000 Redditors a few years ago. Now archived on his website, this gem covers everything from gear to post processing. Great for those who prefer reading to watching videos.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate | Duration: Self-paced | Always Available

7. Strobist. Perhaps the most popular resource for beginners to learn how to use light and their flashes, especially their Lighting 101 course that many photographers swear by.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate | Duration: Self-paced | Always Available

8. Cambridge in Colour. A great site for beginners to browse tutorials and have their questions answered by a community of learners. And no, that extra “u” in “Colour” is not a typo — this is Cambridge, UK we’re talking about!

Level: Beginner | Duration: Self-paced | Always Available

Post-production and Specific Techniques

9. Using a Photographic Light Meter. A course for photographers who have just started using a hand-held light meter to determine exposure.

Level: Beginner | Duration: 2 hours | Always Available

10. Pixels After Dark: Shooting the Night. An outstanding talk by three-time Olympic photographer Jeff Cable on shooting images at night.

Level: Intermediate | Duration: 1.5 hours | Always Available

11. Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. A detailed series of video-lectures from Adobe on how to effectively use their Lightroom software to do everything from importing images to adding special effects and printing. The Adobe TV website has plenty of more great “how-to” resources for photographers.

Level: Beginner | Duration: 3.5 hours | Always Available

12. Photoshop Lightroom for Photographers. You’ve learned to use your camera and compose great pictures. Now make them look better! This highly-rated course teaches the two most popular software tools used by photographers to process and touch up images.

Level: Intermediate | Duration: 6.5 hours | Always Available

13. Create a Gorgeous Photography Site with SmugMug in 90 mins. Now that you have some great-looking pictures, use this course to set up a website to showcase them!

Level: Beginner | Duration: 1.5 hours | Always Available

14. Computational Photography. This Georgia Tech course talks about how computation affects various aspects of photography — from photo-editing to sharing. Knowledge of college-level mathematics, general physics and basic computer programming are recommended for this course.

Level: Intermediate | Duration: 4 weeks | Next Start Date: To Be Announced

15. Phlearn. All about Photoshop. This site has short explanatory videos on how to do specific things in Photoshop (e.g. watermark your images, remove tan lines). They have 450 free videos, and release 5 new episodes each week.

Level: Intermediate | Duration: Self-paced | Always Available

16. Anthony Morganti’s Video Series on Lightroom 5. This 40-part video series covers everything you need to know about Lightroom 5 — starting with the very basics, and going on to cover advanced topics.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate | Duration: 12 hours | Always Available

17. An Introduction To Tilt + Shift Photography. A detailed (and very popular) guide by Peter Hill on what the “Tilt + Shift” effect actually is, and how to achieve it.

Level: Advanced | Duration: Self-paced | Always Available

Photography in Society and as Art

18. The Art of Photography. This course from Australia’s RMIT University covers both the academic and practical aspects of photography. Instructor Dr. Shane Hulbert, an artist-academic whose work has been shown in Victoria’s National Gallery, covers photography as a visual art practice, explores the work of contemporary photographers, and introduces the idea of a “digital darkroom”.

Level: Beginner | Duration: 4 weeks | Next Start Date: April 28, 2014

19. Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of a World in Motion. Want to be the next Steve McCurry. This MIT course for budding photojournalists course requires some prior background in photography, e.g. knowing the difference between f stops and T stops, and being able to find one’s way around a camera.

Level: Intermediate | Duration: 4 weeks | Always Available

20. Photography and Truth. This course from MIT’s Anthropology department studies photography as a medium of expression and its interactions with politics, economics, and social life.

Level: Intermediate | Duration: Self-paced | Always Available

21. History of Photography Podcasts. An archive of 15 weekly podcasts by Jeff Curto from his course at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The podcast is accompanied with a video slide show of the photos in discussion.

Level: Beginner | Duration: 4 weeks | Always Available

Reference Resources and Advanced Materials

22. Digital Photography School. Very popular (360k Facebook likes!) free resource with lots of useful information, articles and tips. Especially bookmark-worthy is their page – Tips and Tutorials for Beginners .

23. Creative Live Photography. They live-broadcast a handful of free online courses each month. They also have a large library of pre-recorded courses, but these are usually expensive.

24. Tuts Plus Photography Tutorials. Hundreds of helpful articles and tutorials on pretty much any photography topic you want to learn about.

25. Lynda.com Photography Courses. Since it’s a paid resource ($25 monthly subscription), I wasn’t sure whether I should include Lynda.com in this list, but my professional photographer friends swear by their advanced tutorials. In any case, you could try them out via this free 7-day trial .

Since you’ve made it this far, you deserve an inspiring video! Check out this fascinating TED Talk by Swedish photographer retouch artist Erik Johansson who creates “realistic photos of impossible scenes” by combining dissimilar photographs!

Have you taken any of these courses? What other resources have you found useful? Tell us in the comments below!

About the author. Gautam Tambay is the co-founder of SlideRule. an education website that searches the best online courses on any subject. Hundreds of thousands of learners worldwide use it to improve their skills in everything from photography to philosophy. This article originally appeared here .


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Photography Courses

About Photography

These days everyone’s a photographer, but not many can claim to work as photographers. If you’re always on the end of a camera and want to find a way to get your images seen and sold, then you will need to find a way to stand out from the rest of the Instagramming, lomography-ing, SLR-wielding crowd.

We now have all the tools we need to shoot, edit and publish images within seconds – and many of us need to in order to feed our ever-hungry virtual information cycle. We’re looking at many more pictures in the average day than we ever have before – on our phones, iPads, televisions and outdoor advertising – so as technology continues to develop and the general public becomes more visually sophisticated, photographers have ever higher standards to reach and more diverse kinds of content to illustrate. In fact, market research firm Yankelovich, Skelly and White says we see over 5000 ad messages per day, compared to 2000 just 30 years ago.

While getting noticed might be a challenge on the one hand, photographers today also work on a world stage with more technological possibilities than ever before, so it’s an exciting time for anyone who wants to turn ideas into images. Whether you’re interested in the glamour end of things, you have a commercial sensibility or you feel more at home out in the elements or documenting gritty urban scenes, it’s not enough to simply have the eye – you also need the know-how.

Potential photography career outcomes include: Photojournalist, Art Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Sports Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Property Photographer, Advertising Photographer, Medical Photographer, Scientific Photographer, Social Photographer.

Know-how can be technical, but it’s also about understanding the history and theory behind visual communication. Knowing your Dorothea Lange from your David LaChapelle is not only about checking off the right historical references, it will open up your repertoire and help you to think and communicate in new directions. There’s a lot to be said for design theory and understanding the way signs and symbols work and how these conventions creep into our ways of seeing – it all goes into helping you to unleash your inner artist.

Photography can be a wonderfully independent career choice, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s unstructured. Once you’re comfortable with the tools, understand where your practice sits and you have your audience in focus, you will then need to be able to become your own boss. Marketing yourself, finding clients, scheduling, budgeting and managing talent are the building blocks that will allow you to make great work, and make sure you get paid at the end of the day. read less

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How to Get Better at Photography

I think you can look around at a lot of the content based around photography on the Internet and extract a theme: people want to be better photographers.

At the lower levels of the hobby that’s fairly easy. There are a lot of concrete skills and tips to pick up and integrate that are available via a variety of mediums. Doing tutorials for processing. Covering some basic design concepts like composition and other visual elements for shooting. Learning about lens optics and exactly what is going on in your camera. There are a lot of easily articulated skills to practice; it can keep you busy for years just consuming the basic instructional content.

But what happens when you bump into The End of the Internet?

Really it’s not that simple I suppose. It’s not a lack of content — because goddamn, there’s an infinite amount — but rather a lack of applicability. Once you reach an endgame state, there are no more tutorials to make you better. There are no easy answers to the question, “How do I get better at photography?” You already understand the thirds rule of composition, and you at least have heard about the golden ratio and other compositional rules. You’ve probably developed an automatic eye to utilize those. But then it becomes a question repetition. Thousands of times, tens of thousands. Enough to wear out a shutter. And that’s soul crushing, because people live through narrative, not repetition. And there’s no good, fulfilling story inside “And then I tried ten thousand slightly different compositions over ten years to fine tune the exact placement of my foreground elements.”

So you need a philosophy. You need a set of rules and a guiding story that can help you down the path of years, instead of down a path of day or weeks. You need to zoom out from your tutorial existence that is one day to the next. You want to be better at taking photos. We all do. And it’s easy to say, intellectually, that it’s just practice, time invested. But it’s hard to live that.

This is my philosophy, my structure for this art. It is not the be-all-end-all. I don’t think such a thing exists, mind, but I think there are some universal concepts that are useful and I think there’s a good basic way to tie them together. That’s what this is. It’s just a net that maybe you can tote out on your fishing boat and cast into the ocean of the world and maybe, if you’re lucky and skilled and paying attention, catch some stuff reliably. I’m just another person with this net — and I didn’t even weave it all, I found it and just patched some parts up.

First, you need to idealize something. You need a destination. Where do you want your photos to go? Who is better than you? Identify them. Photography is very ego-laden but I guarantee even the best, most self-assured photographers know someone that they at least suspect is better than them. Find as many examples of this as you can. Learn about those people. Especially learn their process, the thoughts they have as they create. Advanced levels of any art become less about the mechanical details of technique and more about the details of what is going on in the creators mind. Learn their mind. But bottom line, know what looks better than what you are doing. Have a target. Study it.

Then, through study, identify what specifically is better. There is something, it’s specific, find it. You may not have the vocabulary to understand it, but you can see it visually. Manipulating concepts is difficult without a solid vocabulary, but it is possible. Work on finding a simple word, even just one. Get started on something. Is your ideal photography clearer? Is it emotional? Is it warm? Is it cold? you can find one word, I guarantee it. Then find two words. Then three. It isn’t easy, nothing valuable is easy. But find words and apply the internet to them, or even just take it to discussion. Generate more vocabulary. Google that vocabulary. Think about what you already know about processing, shooting, seeing — and apply that concept. Apply several concepts! Snowball it, get exponential growth happening.

Then plateau. Because that’s what happens. You will plateau, every time you identify a concept that can improve your photography. You will apply it until you get sick of it, master it, and then plateau. And that’s when you start the process over. Yeah, you’re better now. Maybe you’re much better. Hey, maybe you’re really f**king gifted and there’s hardly anyone whose work you cannot break down into simple concepts in your own mind in moments. But I bet there’s at least one that isn’t so easily broken down. I bet there’s someone that’s a little better than you, a little more aware of the medium.

And start the process over. This is what getting better is like for anything. Embrace the larger timescale and just find enjoyment in the individual steps of the process. Watch fads come and go. Watch new technologies come and go–sometimes, and stick around other times. If they stick around, integrate their lessons. Now the game is structure — what is your structure? What lets you stay with this medium after the novelty of shooting vanilla images wears off? Because it will, trust me. You will shoot and forget so many images that you will learn that some are just worth experiencing and not recording. But once you have that realization, what then?

Structure. The project. You can have a one night stand with photography really easy, but this is how you marry it. Stories are the true nature of photography. Human beings see the world through story — period. This isn’t just photography, this is the human condition. If photography is the art of seeing, then the nature of photography is the stories that we see. So what story would you tell? A day in the life? The struggle of the working man? The horror of war? In every single worthy thing there is a story to tell. Sh*t, tell the story of the small. Tell the story of insects. It doesn’t matter, it all has a story. Take this idealization of technique and the graphic image and apply it to anything you feel strongly about. I guarantee these things — your love of the image and your desire to tell a story — will carry you forward the 10, 30, 50 years it takes to master photography. With these loops of idealizing your style and identifying the stories you care about, you will be a master… if you can stick with it for as long as it takes. However long.

Maybe it will be longer than you are alive. But if you transcend the process, someone will find you later. That is art. You are here now, and maybe no one will see you. But that is something a true artist will mostly ignore — because you’re too goddamn busy working.

Also, for perspective, I’d like to share a photo I took and processed something like 12 or 13 years ago that I was able to dig up on the Internet. We all start somewhere.

About the author. Patrick Beggan is an award-winning portraiture, event, and landscape photographer based out of Bellingham, Washington. You can find his work on his website. or by following him on Facebook. Instagram. Flickr. and 500px. This article was also published here .


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We cover how the iPad 4 Mini for photographers, really stands true. Use the iPad mini for quick edits, a portfolio viewer, video monitor, planner more!

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