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Old Mar 3, 2012, 12:44 AM   #1
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Hi,

Has anyone taken courses from either the Photography Institute or the Institute of Professional Photography? I am thinking of signing for courses with with one of them but not sure if one is better than the other or how good either of them are. If anyone is familiar with either of them I would appreciate your comments.
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Old Mar 3, 2012, 9:42 AM   #2
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Haven't heard of either of those, but search finds one with that name in Australia one in England and another in Canada.
In US there is NYIP among others http://www.nyip.com/

They are fairly expensive and on-line most teach you the basics of letting go of the auto settings and composition.
Not a bad way to go, if that is the way you like to learn.

But they don't give you the in depth knowledge that spending a few semesters at Brooks or RIT would.
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Be sure to exhaust the free stuff before you plunk down any cash.

http://learn.usa.canon.com/

http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-Ex...ues/index.page

among others.
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Old Mar 3, 2012, 5:54 PM   #4
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I live in Canada and need something online as I am not prepared to quit my job & go away to school.
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Hi Janice
So am I

As mentioned nyip is not a bad online course but it is expensive.

The Links Tcav provided are good too, and there are many other free sites as well.
For instance strobist http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/ that go into specific areas. In strobists case it is all about using flash.

It is just my opinion, but I believe you can gain much the same knowledge by perusing through all the freely available sites as you can by taking a paid online course.
Difference is the course puts it all together for you, and with the free sites you need to dig out the information yourself.
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Yes, I know someone, my cousin was, I don't think it's not so bad but bit expensive, Yes, of course now he is well established.
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i live in singapore,, i need online course,, my be..
http://puramoz.blogspot.com/
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 4:25 AM   #8
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Hi There!
I just find out that great Moose Peterson in the middle of may starts new online class @ PhotoRishi dot com. I think i will take this training about Creating the finished image - as he wrote at his official site. What do you think about photorishi platform? anyone used it? It's not only Peterson's that can lead you, they have many more "Rishi's". What do u think about those kind of online classes? For me it's quite attractive.
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Not sure how far you live from a metropolitan area in Canada but, I would take advantage of the local camera clubs, courses given at community colleges, Art Clubs, etc.

The ability to interact with people having similar interests, getting your questions answered immediately, and how people interpret what they see
through photography is a huge benefit of belonging to a camera club. The level of talent in these clubs is generally amazing.

If this is simply not possible, look at Scott Kelby's website and online courses.

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A local Art College offers summer classes and I took an introduction to photography that was much more helpful than I expected. I plan on taking an intermediate class this year. The most amazing part is the instructor gave us her personal email address and urged us to contact her with any needs, including critiques of photos.
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