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Free Photography Course - Fundamentals of Photography 2014 with John Greengo (RRP - $US179)


For everyone who has recently picked up a cheap DSLR from Dick Smith this is an excellent course to teach you photography.

Description from Creative Live:

"John Greengo covers everything you need to know to take better photos. You’ll learn how to choose the gear that’s best for you, and how to use it to its fullest potential. From shutter speeds to apertures to depth-of-field and much, much more, you’ll build an understanding of the core concepts every successful photographer needs to know. You’ll also learn about the streamlining and workflow management techniques that separate the amateur photographers from the pros. You’ll explore ways to look at and think critically about your own images, so that you can analyze what’s working and target areas for growth.

Whether you’ve just purchased your first digital camera or are a seasoned photographer ready for a refresher course, this workshop will give you the skills and inspiration to take your work to new heights."

I personally took the 2013 course and can not recommend it enough. Possible the most complete photography educational tool without going to University / TAFE.

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  • +1 for this course.

  • Cheers, just the thing we need!

  • +2

    cheers, this'll go good with the shaw academy one :)

  • +1

    Very detailed. Thanks OP !!

  • cheers :)

  • +1

    This is a very good course (one of the best Creative Live DSLR courses). Highly recommended.

  • Good one! Thanks OP!


  • Edit: Nevermind. Good deal, OP.

  • thanks!

  • Thanks for this. can't believe its free

  • +3

    John is great, the hosts, not so much

    • +2

      Glad I'm not the only one who feels this way…

  • I am ready, but I don't have a DSLR.

  • Thanks OP :-)

  • now finally, i can learn how to take photo like a pro.

  • Anything changed in the 2015 version? Thanks for posting by the way!

  • great! i've been waiting for something like this. Once i've finished the course, I will be known as professional wedding photographer and also take model pics for self-obsessed instagram "models" :) :P

    • Client: So you like photography eh? Do you have a real job on the side?

    • +2

      please post results

  • +1

    please add "online course"

    • Thx

  • Just looking at the course overview, it looks pretty in depth. Any experienced photographers out there reckon this is worth revisiting the basics?

  • +10

    A couple of smaller freebies:

    Lightroom Crash Course with Jared Platt, Matt Kloskowski

    In Lightroom Crash Course you’ll spend two hours exploring the new features and functions found in Adobe Lightroom CC. Matt Kloskowski and Jared Platt will give you the inside scoop on all of the changes that come with the Lightroom CC release and show you how to work with them.

    Photographing Fireworks with John Cornicello

    The Fourth of July is almost here! It’s time we all learn how to capture great photographs of firework displays. John will explain the best preparation, the necessary equipment and optimal settings to capture explosive Fourth of July images. John will also give tips and tricks for point and shoot cameras.

    • cheers

    • Thanks! THE LR one looks good.

    • +1

      Watch Vincent Laforet's Introduction to HDDSLR for free, streaming until 3.40am Friday (it's a 15 hour course).
      While the DSLRs and technology have progressed a bit since this was recorded, there's a lot of good info on filmmaking technique, equipment, and process that will always be relevant.
      ( Currently they are up to "5. Bonus: Vincent Laforet & Chase Jarvis Chat" 48mins )

      Tomorrow, starting from 4am, HDDSLR Filmmaking with Gale Tattersall

      Gale Tattersall, renowned Director of Photography, has been at the forefront of pushing HDDSLR's in Hollywood. He shot the season finale of House entirely on a Canon 5DMII last year. In this HDDLSR filmmaking workshop, he teaches the ins and outs of making great films with HDDLSR cameras.

    • Hey Thrift. I am very interested in learning how people come to discover when a non-live course has become free (either temporarily or permanently). Is there a certain way you found out about these ones above? I have tried googling but can't figure it out. Perhaps a certain kind of google alert?

      • +1

        I found the two courses I posted simply by looking through what other photo courses were available on CreativeLive's website, not seeking 'free' but sharing the two I stumbled across. So I don't have any tips on seeking out the free content.

        Each day so far they've streamed a free photography or HDSLR video course, continuously looped for the 24 hours. They list week's schedule, and nearly all the courses give you a free segment so you can evaluate the trainer and course style.

  • Thanks looks good.

  • My internet is not good for streaming but I can download slowly in slow speed. Any chance I can download all and watch later offline? How, please?

  • Thank you Sir!

  • Thanks OP and Thrift, enrolled!

  • Cheers OP :) Just got a new 300mm telephoto in the Ebay tech sale. This course will come in handy!

  • +1

    I thought this is going to be one of those YouTube or Udemy courses, but man this is so good.

  • +1

    Thanks OP, I've been watching several hours in a row now and I am really impressed with this course. Cheers. BTW you can pretty much skip the "free" intro lesson, he just goes through the entire course outline. Start with the first "paid" lesson once you log in an "purchase" the free course.

  • How do I get it for free? It's showing as US$149 at the checkout for me. Do I need to sign up with my facebook acc? Unless the offer is already expired :(

  • Same for me was trying to get it this morning

  • Expired?

  • added this yesterday now it doesn't exist for me? is this the case for others too?

  • Is this expired??

  • +1

    Think it's expired. Also $149 for me.

  • Bugger its expired :(

  • Bummer. Missed out.

  • Expired. Showing $149.

  • Yesterday I signed in with Facebook, then clicked free button many times, but strange seems I failed to log in and now can't get it for free anymore. Well, bad luck.

    Hoping someone can "share" the links.

    • Same for me, gone.. Hopeful on links!

      • AND just to rub it in I got an email saying I hadn't completed my purchase and when I clicked the link there was the $149 price instead of the free I had clicked last night. I thought I was getting the link to start my training, even though I never got a DS camera, but I did try. Also a link hopeful.

  • Expired. bummer!

  • ah i just relised yesterday i didnt add it to the cart and completed the order properly (and get email confirmation).
    i remember the "free" blue button didnt work properly. works with the lightroom free course.

  • Damn, really disoppointed to miss out on this, wasnt as work yesterday so wasnt around a computer. See what happens when you miss one day of ozbargain….

  • Missed out too! Dang it!

  • -3

    I went through the signing up process with password and receiving an email from them.
    I hadn't realised I had to then do more clicking to choose the damn course.
    Shame the process wasn't outlined in the original post

  • For anyone who missed this deal, the 2015 version of this course is streaming free today, repeating until 4am tomorrow morning.

    • Any ideas on an easy way to capture a download of this so I can watch it when at a more appropriate time?

      EDIT: Bugger its a live stream, can't select the individual modules…looks like I won't be getting all that work I planned to do done today.

      • yes please i want to be able to download too.. must be some hack to make it happen?

      • It is possible to capture live streams, say for personal use time-shifting a broadcast or being able to review something you didn't quite understand. They use Ustream for content delivery, so there might be techniques posted online that explain that process.

        Windows 10 users could simply Windows+G to bring up the Game bar and record the browser playing the video fullscreen, however that does require the computer playing the broadcast for the duration.

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