RadioBDC Logo
Spaceman | The Killers Listen Live
 
 
< Back to front page Text size +

Some photographers need your help

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  January 26, 2010 07:29 PM

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

I was cruising through our Amateur Photography forum the other day and saw some recent discussion threads from RAW Dawgs looking for help and advice.

marcviera writes: "I am looking to improve my photography skills by means of online courses. So far have looked briefly at the NY Institute of Photography and betterphoto.com. Does anyone out there know about their reputations, have any experience with them, or would recommend other alternatives?"

wmsmitty posted a very thorough answer in which he said, in part, "NY Institute offers an entire photography course from beginning to end and upon successful completion, you earn a Professional Photographer Certificate. The course is developed in a way to educate both the beginning student and the serious amateur.

Betterphoto.com is an excellent place to learn as well and I like their method of online training...a little more personable, more interactive and your instructors are readily available. But, their courses are more like seminars where you choose the emphasis on a particular area of photography. You are not granted any certificate for completion."

Do you have any advice for marcviera?

On another thread, DaRaT is looking for suggestions on how to pose groups. The question was in the context of taking photos around the holidays, but it's applicable any time you get people together, whether it's for a reunion, a class play, a St. Patrick's Day dinner, mitzvahs, graduations ... Any suggestions?

And RAW regular Kati Seiffer is looking for suggestions on studio lighting equipment. Anybody have a good lighting kit to recommend to her?

If you have any photography-related topics to discuss, just post on the forum.



  • E-mail
  • E-mail this article

    Invalid E-mail address
    Invalid E-mail address

    Sending your article

    Your article has been sent.

JOIN THE RAW DAWGS

Welcome to your community for New England's amateur photographers. Take pictures ... get published ... win money ... have a blast!
OCTOBER THEME
The Color Green
It's the color of hope, envy, regeneration, relaxation, and money -- as well as the theme of the October contest. Make it the focal point of your best photograph.
Upcoming events

Featured Photographer

Featured Photographer: Ben Rifkin
Life and wildlife in Madagascar
For years before I started college, I knew I wanted to spend a semester studying abroad, but I wasn't sure where. By my junior year at Brandeis, I made up my mind to travel somewhere off the beaten path, and, of course, Madagascar is pretty far off the beaten path for someone like me....
An essay about Rebirth Workshops
Now that it's been several months since I returned from a week-long Rebirth Workshop in Mississippi, I'm happy to look back and provide an overview of what we did that made it such an intense experience for me as a photographer....
Photography apps for your phone
Thinking of ditching your separate camera and moving to just using your phone for all your photos? What apps should you go for? Instagram made headlines recently after being bought by Facebook for $1 billion. What does it include, and what else is out there?...
archives