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07-09-2015, 01:44 PM   #1
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Has anyone any recommendations for online photography training ? Not the basics. Not gear. Not rule-of-thirds and formulaic compositions - I like breaking rules ! Not PP, but rather more thoughtful, creative led content. I'm more in the being-there-feeling-the-location and trying to capture the mood of a place than the in-your-face-high-saturation-fill-your-memory-card-up school of photography.

Free or paid for.

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I have taken any of their online courses, but I have taken a lot of regular courses at the International School of Photography in New York. Generally, the quality of instruction (and the quality of your fellow students) is very high, with lots of creative work to inspire you.

Their online courses are synchronous (i.e., all the students need to be logged in at the same time). There are just a few courses listed right now (with classes starting later this summer), but generally they have 6-10 courses starting each term, with the next major term starting at the beginning of October. You can get a sense of the kinds of classes they offer online by looking at the PDF of their summer catalogue, where you can see the range of courses they offered in the summer term online.

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I have taken online (asynchronous) courses with Bryan Peterson School of Photography (bpsop.com). Quality varies (some have been superb, others so-so). They are geared more towards novice-intermediate students.

Some of the courses focus more on creative approaches. Check out Joe Baraban's photography - if you like his photos, you might like his classes. (I signed up for one and hated it, but that's just me.)
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I've enjoyed many of the Lynda.com courses, there's lots to choose from, and you should be able to find something to your liking that's not gear-centric or fomulaic. YouTube has many photographers sharing their ideas. Join an art class!
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