Photography course - recommendation

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    Photography course - recommendation

    I know there have been a few posts about this in the past, just want to share my experiences with the one run by Craig Norris:

    Photography Workshop

    Would very much recommend it. Its a worthwhile course, where I learnt a lot. I found out stuff I never knew my camera could do and learnt about certain types of technique.

    The days were long and draining, as there was a lot of information that had to be taken in, but overall very worthwhile.

    No, don't have any affiliation with Craig Norris, just a happy customer.


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    I also did my course with him and he is good. AM following up the advanced course in Jan


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    Quote Originally Posted by neha
    I also did my course with him and he is good. AM following up the advanced course in Jan
    Yep, was thinking about doing the advanced course, but first want to practice a bit more before taking the next step.

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    I will also give a plug to Craig. He has been running his workshop for a very long time and definitively knows his stuff. I have yet to meet a dissatisfied customer. For anyone interested in photography, just the opportunity to play with all the antique cameras in Craig's collection was worth the price of admission.

    I took his workshop a while back when I was already an advanced amateur. Although most of the theory stuff was not new to me, the classes are small enough that Craig was able to give me some individual guidance and specific pointers which really helped my confidence when I was shooting my first Pro-wedding gig. His studio lighting workshop (day 3) is extremely helpful and he's now offering advanced workshops for past students.


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    I'll fourth this one too - have been meaning to do a plug for Craig myself, but haven't gotten around to it.

    I too knew a lot of the theory stuff, but I even found the theory day enlightening - some of the history and reasoning behind the things done today was great to learn, and looking at the mechanics of those old cameras was well worth it. And if you're self taught there's always gaps in your knowledge (there was in mine in any case, and it's great to know why you do a lot of things you do!), so even if you class yourself as an advanced amateur it's well worth the money.

    And how much do you get for your money?? Three full days of tuition from a pro who knows his stuff in a small group with individual guidance on the side, and then an evening to look over things and describe the mistakes and pointers how to enhance the images in photoshop (this bit for me was great - I could do a ton of complicated things in photoshop but I was really missing the point).

    Also not affiliated with Craig in any way - but I am definitely thinking about the advanced class sometime next year.


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    I did the basic course in Jan this year and have been practicing for a while so decided to get more training, proper use of flash.etc I also joined photography club here which meets atleast once a month .


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