My latest purchase from them is their Fundamentals of Photography. It is turning out to be just as impressive as the other courses I have purchased. I have only watched a few (you are given homework to complete as you go) but I am already learning a lot of great techniques.
The instructor is entertaining and very informative. He not only shows you his best work, he shows you some of the "not so great" and how to improve it. Two of the things I liked from his first lesson:
- You don't have to be in an exotic location to get great photos
- You don't have to have expensive equipment to get iconic photos
His defines an iconic photo as having great light, good composition and an interesting subject. This photo was shot in a vineyard during the harvest process this last weekend. As you can see, I have a long way to go. I think if I had thought to put some grapes in the shot it might have been better. (But when you've been up since 1:30AM, harvesting grapes with a headlamp, hauling bins of grapes to the truck and trying to get done before the bees wake up you don't stop and ponder the shots you are taking as much as you should.)
Each lesson is 30 minutes and packed with great information. I have done some advanced reading in the book that is provided. It is an abbreviated transcript of the course. It is very helpful when I review the course material and a great place to make notes for things I want to remember, practice or insights of learning from the homework.
My goal is to get better photos of my work and also travel photos that can be used as inspiration for future work.