Ok, I have to admit that it scares the daylights out of me to actually put a date down in writing, but here it goes...
My first online photography course will start on:
Monday, June 2nd
And if everything continues to go smoothly with the website, registration for the course will open up on:
Thursday, May 1st at 6:00pm PST
Sign-ups will be on a first-come, first-served basis on the Snapshots of a Good Life website. I will be limiting the number of students per class in order to offer each student individual attention, answers, critiques and feedback (the first class will be limited to 50 students - if I find that I can comfortably add to that number to accommodate more students in future classes, I will).
There are currently about 400 people who have expressed an interest in signing up for this class, which means that registration day might get a little crazy. Please do not be discouraged if you do not get into the first class. My plan is to start a new class every 8 weeks so there will be more opportunities.
The course will run for 8 weeks and the fee is $250.00.
This is not going to be an easy course, it is going to be a pull up your sleeves, study hard and practice even harder type of a course, geared for beginners to intermediates (it's funny though, I've even been learning some new stuff as I've been putting together the lessons).
It is strongly recommended that you have a film or digital SLR for this course, or be interested in shooting with one in the future (if you have a point-and-shoot style camera and are interested in taking the class, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can discuss whether or not this course would be a benefit to you).
There will be a forum available for registered students. The forum will have the following sections: Daily Lessons, Assignments, Q&A board, Picture of the Day board and a Photo Critiques board.
There will be a new lesson posted in the forum each weekday, Monday-Friday. Lessons will be available in both written and audio formats (both formats contain tons of visuals).
Assignments will be posted each Friday and reviewed/commented on by the instructor (that's me).
Course outline (the outline I have is four pages long, so this is a drastically simplified version):
Week 1 - Composition
Week 2 - Aperture (my favorite subject in the world)
Week 3 - Shutter Speed, ISO and the Exposure Triangle
Week 4- Exposure
Week 5 - Focus
Week 6 - Additional camera settings
Week 7 - Lighting
Week 8 - How I shoot and why I shoot that way
You do not have to be in the forum at specific times, you can access the lessons and assignments at your convenience. In addition, all students will have access to the forum for 1 year following the class.
I will keep you all posted of any changes (please keep in mind that there are some things that are out of my control...like website development).
Ok, I hope that covered everything.
If you have additional questions or feedback, please post it in the comments section.
And a few pictures of Ross (more post processing than I normally do on a few of these, but I liked the results).
You can see my reflection on his guitar.
And my favorite.