Photography Courses at Lynda.com

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lynda.com is a great resource for software video education, but what you may not know is that Lynda.com also has education videos on photography and profiles on professional photographers.   I’m a visual leaner and I expect a good majority of you are too. Video training is perfect for me.  Learning from a book or user manual takes a lot of time and, let’s face it, will probably put you and me to sleep.  I really like Lynda.com.  This site has over 940 training courses and Over 57,000 tutorials on all sorts of subjects, including,  of course, photography.  But, it also has courses on Photoshop (all versions),   Lightroom 2 & 3, video editing, web design, MAC & PC operating systems, computer  programming, MS office and much more.  You can visit Lynda.com for a complete list of courses.  For a low monthly subscription fee you have access to all of the courses available and you can cancel at any time.  What I really like is that the courses  are set up into small modules by individual topics, which means you can view only the parts you need.  Another thing I like is, lets say you’re looking to purchase a photo editing program and can’t decide if it’s right for you, you can take a few lessons for that program to see if its right for you.  Anyways, if you’re looking to learn something new or sharpen up your skills for your job or even a new employment, lynda.com is a real bargain and may be right for you.  Since this is a site on photography, below is a list of photography courses you may be interested in.  Many of the courses are also available on DVD for purchase.  One more thing – you can preview some of the modules for any of the courses for free.  Look for lessons with the underline and click on them to preview the lesson or module.  I use lynda.com and can highly recommend it.  So check this out!

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Below are a few Photography Courses at lynda.com

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Foundations of Photography: Exposure

Description

Author: Ben Long     Deration   (hr:min):  3:24      DVD coming soon!

Arriving at the best exposure for a photo is part science and part art. In Foundations of Photography: Exposure, Ben Long helps  Photographers expand their artistic options by giving them a deep understanding of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and all other critical exposure practices. This course covers the basic exposure controls provided by all digital SLR cameras, as well as most advanced pointandshoot models. Learn how to master a camera’s metering modes, how to use exposure compensation and bracketing, and much more. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to develop an “exposure strategy” that will allow you to effectively employ your exposure knowledge in any shooting situation.

NOTE: In this course, the author mentions a forthcoming installment in the Foundations of Photography series, Foundations of Photography: Lenses. We expect to publish this course later this quarter.

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Digital Photography Principles: The Camera

Description

Author: Derrick Story    Duration (hr:min): 3:17      Also available on DVD

Even the simplest, most compact digital camera is capable of taking magazine­quality shots, once the user has a working knowledge of its features. In Digital Photography Principles: The Camera, Derrick Story shows how to master and take advantage of everything from basic resolution settings to the latest imaging technologies. He teaches even beginning digital photographers how to apply techniques that will have friends asking, “How was that shot taken?”

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Product Photography for E­Commerce

Description

Author: Dane Howard       Duration (hr:min): 1:46       Also available on DVD

In Product Photography for E­Commerce, designer Dane Howard shows how to take professional-looking photographs that showcase products and build buyers’ trust. Using a practical approach, Dane covers objects from collectible coins to real estate, and the lessons can be applied to just about anything that can be sold online.When it comes time to capture images in the studio, Dane discusses how to select a camera and other equipment on any budget. He shares his favorite tips and tricks for getting the most out of camera angles, backgrounds, and scene lighting. He reviews image editing basics, such as cropping and retouching photographs, and explains how to take a presentation beyond a 360-­degree view with the integration of rich media.

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Other Courses

Below is a list of video courses just related to digital photography. Of course, there are many more titles, too long to list here.  This site has over 940 training courses and over 57,000 tutorials, most are full length courses equal to a full semester of college.   For a full list visit lynda.com

Description  –  Duration (hrs:min) – Release Date

Deke’s Techniques    0:30    01/11

Foundations of Photography: Exposure    3:24    12/10

Richard Koci Hernandez, Multimedia Journalist    1:45    12/10

iPhoto ’11 Essential Training    4:13    12/10

Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training    11:20    11/10

Photoshop Lightroom 3 Advanced Techniques    6:45    11/10

Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos    2:38    11/10

Photoshop CS5 One­on­One: Mastery    20:01    09/10

Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects    6:10    09/10

Photoshop CS5: Fashion Retouching Projects    4:29    09/10

Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositing    4:41    09/10

Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth    3:45    08/10

Photoshop CS5 One­on­One: Advanced    26:25    08/10

Photoshop CS5: Creative Effects    7:19    07/10

Photoshop CS5: Painting with the Mixer Brush    2:27    07/10

Photoshop CS5: Portrait Retouching    11:02    07/10

Photoshop CS5 for the Web    5:59    07/10

Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photography    6:43    07/10

Photo Assignment: Off­Camera Flash    0:49    07/10

Natalie Fobes, Photographer    0:54    07/10

Photoshop Lightroom 3 Essential Training    13:24    06/10

Photoshop Lightroom 3 New Features    3:32    06/10

Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6    6:28    05/10

Photoshop CS5 for Photographers    12:25    05/10

Photoshop CS5 One­on­One: Fundamentals    17:34    05/10

Photoshop CS5 Top 5    1:09    05/10

Photoshop CS5 Essential Training    11:15    04/10

Aperture 3 Essential Training    8:03    04/10

Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features    2:47    04/10

Photoshop CS5 New Features    2:49    04/10

Getting Pro Results from a Compact Camera    1:01    01/10

Photoshop Top 40    7:13    12/09

Product Photography for E­Commerce    1:46    12/09

Photoshop CS4: Image Compositing for Photographers    2:47    12/09

Photoshop CS4: Smart Objects    8:11    11/09

Photo Assignment: Backlit Portraits    0:24    10/09

Photo Assignment: Fill Flash Portraits    0:17    10/09

Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac Essential Training    6:41    10/09

Photo Assignment: Natural Light Portraits    0:22    10/09

Photoshop CS4: Sharpening Images New Features    0:58    09/09

Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training    8:50    09/09

Photoshop CS4: Layer Masks in Depth    4:20    08/09

Photoshop CS4: Color Correction    6:58    08/09

Flickr Essential Training    4:09    07/09

Photoshop CS4: Selections in Depth    3:51    07/09

Rick Smolan, Photographer    1:17    06/09

Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts    6:21    06/09

Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth    3:46    06/09

Photoshop CS4 One­on­One: Mastery    13:08    05/09

Photoshop CS4: Blend Mode Magic    2:58    05/09

Photoshop CS4: Layers in Depth    7:40    05/09

iPhoto to Aperture: Going Pro    2:40    05/09

iPhoto ’09 Essential Training    2:56    05/09

Photoshop CS4 One­on­One: Advanced    20:58    05/09

iPhoto ’09: 10 Things to Know About Facebook    0:52    04/09

Photoshop CS4 Retouching: Fashion Photography Projects    7:02    04/09

iLife ’09 New Features    2:18    04/09

iPhoto ’09: 10 Things to Know About Flickr    0:42    03/09

iPhoto ’09: 10 Things to Know About Places    0:45    03/09

iPhoto ’09: 10 Things to Know About Faces    0:46    03/09

Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: Desktop Printing Techniques    5:11    02/09

Photoshop CS4 Portrait Retouching Essential Training    12:23    02/09

Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: Creative Color    4:28    01/09

Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: Creative Effects    7:50    01/09

Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: Camera Raw    7:04    12/08

Photoshop CS4 One­on­One: Fundamentals    14:24    12/08

Photoshop CS4 for Photographers    14:50    11/08

Photoshop CS4 Essential Training    7:56    10/08

VUVOX Collage: Online Media Mashups    1:30    10/08

Photoshop CS4 Getting Started    2:05    09/08

Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training    8:23    09/08

Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows Essential Training    6:42    09/08

Photoshop CS4 New Features    1:38    09/08

Big Spaceship Animated Logo: Start to Finish    0:17    08/08

Photoshop Lightroom 2 Essential Training    8:15    08/08

Aperture 2 Essential Training    5:50    07/08

Photoshop Express Beta Essential Training    2:26    06/08

Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3    3:57    06/08

Douglas Kirkland, Photographer    1:15    05/08

Digital Photography Principles: The Camera    3:17    03/08

Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Techniques    8:36    03/08

Photoshop CS3 Portrait Retouching Essentials    10:20    03/08

Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers    7:19    02/08

Photoshop CS3 Sharpening Images    10:33    02/08

Aperture 2 New Features    1:17    02/08

Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques    20:48    11/07

iPhoto ’08 Essential Training    4:18    11/07

Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 New Features    2:06    10/07

Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: The Essentials    12:30    09/07

Photoshop CS3 Creative Photographic Techniques    10:59    08/07

Photoshop CS3 for Photographers    13:20    06/07

Photoshop CS3 Color Correction    7:14    06/07

Photoshop CS3 One­on­One: Advanced Techniques    9:36    04/07

Photoshop CS3 One­on­One: Beyond the Basics    10:47    04/07

Photoshop CS3 One­on­One: The Essentials    8:42    04/07

Photoshop CS3 New Features    1:35    03/07

Photoshop Lightroom Essential Training    5:24    02/07

Digital Asset Management for Photographers    4:14    02/07

Aperture 1.5 Beyond the Basics    3:36    12/06

Photoshop Elements 5 Essential Training    12:57    10/06

Photoshop CS2 Mastering Camera Raw    11:49    10/06

Secrets to Selling and Publishing Photography    5:57    08/06

Aperture 1.1 Essential Training    6:42    07/06

iPhoto 6 Essential Training    5:38    06/06

Enhancing Digital Photography with Photoshop CS2    14:34    03/06

Picasa 2 Essential Training    4:19    10/05

Getting Started with Paint Shop Pro X    4:14    09/05

iPhoto 5 Essential Training    4:39    08/05

Family Photography: Taking and Sharing Great Photographs    5:12    07/05

Photoshop Elements 3 Essential Training    10:56    07/05

Photoshop CS2 Essential Training    10:57    06/05

Enhancing Digital Photography with Photoshop CS    13:13    10/04

Digital Photography Principles    5:08    08/04

Learning iLife: iTunes 4, iPhoto 2, iMovie 3 and iDVD 3    5:51    07/03

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