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Steve Gouge

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Steve Gouge says:

photography institute

new to the site, looks good! There is a course run by photography institute called the 'professional photographer course, its a 24 week diploma course online, any feedback on this course?

cheers

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DBPhotography

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Photography Institute

Steve, I did look at this course myself but was rather put off by the 10 question flyer I filled in to see if I could be a professional photographer. I scored 80% because I ticked 8 boxes. Had I ticked all 10 boxes I would have scored 100%!!

My thoughts were if this is a sample of how the course is presented, then it is not for me.

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Steve Gouge

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Steve Gouge says:

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thanks for feedback, the photography institute doesn't ask questions as you have mentioned (to the best of my knowledge) however, the ''institute of photography'' does ask the questions, two different organisations with similar names. I have also tried that site and my score 100/100 (not true)

cheers, Steve

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JVanags

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JVanags says:

Photography Institute

Hi, I'm also new to the site and have also looked at the photography Institure course. The website and the prospectus are all very well put together and i have been in correspondance with them about the course and it all seems great. I think it depends on how you approach it. You could just download the prospectus, go through each topic on the list and research them yourself  and save a few quid but the course does set you assignments and you get professional feedback on all of the work you upload. I dont think they are claiming they can gaurantee they can turn everyone into a freelance photographer but what i believe the course will do is equip us with the skills and (hopefully) insider knowledge that may give us a 'leg-up' into what is no doubt a furiously competitive world. And at the end of the day if you can produce great photos that are in demand you will find ways to get them published and making money for you. So, i think im gonna sign up just as soon as i can decide what new SLR to upgrade to. I'm thinking Canon 40D. Cheers :smile

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Steve Gouge

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Steve Gouge says:

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Hi JV, I have just bought the canon 40D, my mate who is a pro recommended this camera and when I saw it duty free i had no choice, it has plenty of good write ups too!

there is another course i have seen and this course endorsed or run by the Amatuer Photographer mag, its less money with fewer modules but it does look good, however, the course is for intermediates upwards, myself I think I am classed as before intermediate so it may be the Photography Institute for me, if you have a look at the other course let me know what you think.

Steve

 

 

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clicks&beeps

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clicks&beeps says:

Re: photography institute

Hi Steve,

I am currently doing this course with The Photography Institute. I am only on Module 3 (of 12) but so far so good. My only issue is that the only contact you have is with your tutor.. but no fellow students ( I suppose due to the nature of this course i.e. completed in own time, participants would be at differents levels at different times). Have you signed up? (p.s. no sign of the '10 question flyer' mentioned above).

Chloe

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Professional

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Professional says:

Re: photography institute

Can you please link me to those courses?

Not sure if i can take one but i want to have a look before i decide.

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RC2K

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RC2K says:

Re: photography institute

Hi clicks&beeps,
 

I'ld be grateful if you could tell me a little more about the course. Do you feel it does what its says on the tin? Is your photography improving? What are your feelings on the course?

I've read the bumf on the site and it looks quite thorough, but I'm a little hesitant as its a lot of cash. Do you know any one who has done the course and got published?

Sorry for all the questions, just haven't got that kind of money to waste if its not what it says it is.

Kind regards,

RC2K

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cozmicphotos

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cozmicphotos says:

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I have taken this course and passed, got my diploma last Christmas.

I did enjoy the course and the assignment's are set to be like real situation's and shoots, some are harder that others of course. I didn't really do so well on the nature assignment.

My tutor was also spot on and answered any questions I had.

While I was on the course I was putting what I was learning into practice and last summer was hired to do the stills for a movie here in Berlin.

Its nice to have letters after my name although I don't us them.

I don't remember answering any questions?

So yes I would recommend the Institute.

Best

Nathan

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RC2K

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RC2K says:

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Cheers Cozmic, I'm considering the course. Will have to get rich to justofy it to the wife though. Oh well here's to dreaming. I take it that the course is more focused on selling your work and getting paid than anything else?

Sorry about the delay in answering been a bit busy!

RC2K

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cozmicphotos

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cozmicphotos says:

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RC2K said:

Cheers Cozmic, I'm considering the course. Will have to get rich to justofy it to the wife though. Oh well here's to dreaming. I take it that the course is more focused on selling your work and getting paid than anything else?

Sorry about the delay in answering been a bit busy!

RC2K



 

No worrys.

Yes its a lot about how to sell your work, but you assignment have to make the grade or no mark.

If you tell the wife that its going to make you some money then maybe she' ll like the idea

Best

Nathan

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