expired The Complete SLR Digital Photography Course DVD Now $15 and Free Delivery with Groupon

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The Complete SLR Digital Photography Course DVD Normally $20 Now $15 and Free Delivery

Hello, I’ve been asked many times to repeat this deal and I have, its through Groupon and as I will be fulfilling the purchases I will make sure to send the course out as quickly as I can, hopefully the same day I get the order, cheers
You can check the feedback from previous deals
http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/61247
http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/58225
Ebay
http://feedback.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&u...
Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004YJQSZ4/
Amazon.co.uk
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004YJQSZ4/
And this lovely comment from one of the Ozbargain members
FWIW - I purchased this for my wife for Xmas as she has had a DLSR for a number of years but has never been truly happy with the photos that she has taken. On our camping trip last week my wife was going crazy trying all of the techniques that are explained on the DVD and I am just reviewing the photos now. Some big improvements already just doing the basics.
Why I like the DVD:

  • it covers most topics needed by us amateurs (ordinary folk) and provides some detail without getting caught up in all of the technical jargon
  • it is Australian and does not get caught up in being too serious and boring
  • whilst the camera that is used is a Canon the rules and guides are applicable to most brands of DSLR
  • it is a very nice introduction for those people who might wish to go on to formal, advanced face-to-face photography courses i.e. TAFE or private courses because it allows you to have the basics under your belt and not feel like a total newbie
  • product delivered on time, as promised and packaging, etc of good quality
  • it has an easy to use index so that you can skip to parts that you want to review and practice

There are more reasons but I suspect that you get the idea. I like it and recommend it. I have already passed on the details of the product to friends and family and have strongly recommended that they buy it.

Comments (Closed)

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    This will be handy after i just bought my DSLR and have no idea how to use haha. Bought one! Thanks :)

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      No worries, I'll send them as soon as I get the details from Groupon, what camera did you buy?

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        aweosome. Thanks for that! I got the 550d from Dickies one hour sale a couple of weeks ago. Been taking some good shots, but mostly only end up good after they've been in photoshop. haha

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          That was such a good deal, I saw that, I was just going to buy it and sell the twin lens kit for a back up camera, well done..

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    expired already
    "Sorry, the deal called by you is already finished, thus the current deal is displayed to you."
    then it says available, website database issue

  • +3 votes

    For what it's worth, I've bought stuff through Groupon with no hassles.

    But on a separate note, I cannot highly enough recommend the poster, with his knowledge, advice, and dedication to sites like here. You won't be disappointed with any product he sells or gives advice about.

    Now where's my free DVD?

    (Just kidding)

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      Heheeh, sorry for the delay in replying, its not telling me when there is a new post for some reason, that's right, I will make sure everyone that gets this deal will be posted their course on time,I have them all sitting here ready to go, I know they have a reputation but I'm quite pedantic when it come to customer service so I'll make sure it's under control, cheers..

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    Just bought one. Thanks

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      I'd love to say it in the post but I need the info from Groupon first but I will make sure its on time, enjoy the course

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    Hi Rep, do we need to manually redeem the groupon voucher at your site (if so, where?), or will you just post the DVD based on details entered with groupon? Ta.

    • +1 vote

      Hi Groupon will give me the details so your job is done now, relax and go and start dreaming of big juicy lenses..

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    Also bought one, sounds good

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      Cheers, will post asap

  • +2 votes

    Just bought an SLR too but isnt youtube much cheaper??

    • +9 votes

      I've never tried to buy youtube but I know Google paid quite a bit for it, don't forget to factor in your storage costs of all that media but I think you could probably fit it all onto one of site5's unlimited storage deals, here's their site if you are going to give it a go, http://www.site5.com/ best of luck

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        v. funny +1

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          Thank god someone has a sense of humour, somebody gave me a negative so I felt like apologising, then I thought maybe I'll go back to just serious comments only, how boring..

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          even a good stand up comedian needs the first person to laugh sometimes, to give others "permission" to do so too

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    just bought one! thanks OP been waiting!

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      Will pst as soon as i get your details

  • +1 vote

    Oh perfect. I am just checking with one of my work mates if she wants a copy as well (then 2 for $25!). I bought a Nikon DSLR in July last year, but just know such basics on it, i'm happy to get some more info about its fuctions.

    Do all your tutes/course dvd's just feature a Canon, or can you specify Nikon etc?? Pushing it a bit here i know (even though most DSLR's have the standard/same features)

    • +6 votes

      Ok, I may get negged to oblivion for this, but I hope the OP will take this as constructive criticism. I got this DVD to give as a gift to my GF and I found it was VERY Canon centric.

      The main thing that got me is the references to the PASM modes. Well, PASM on every other camera I can think of (Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, Olympus…) but Canon have their own terms like Tv and Av (I think). As this course is aimed at beginners, I found it a bit tedious to have to keep explaining to my GF what the Nikon equivalent would be. I can't recall, but I think the standard naming may have been mentioned once, but for a DVD aimed at beginners I think the standard naming should have been referred to (as in "or, A mode on every camera other than Canon…"

      I think there was some good advice in this DVD, but for someone of even intermediate level, not sure you will take much away from it. I also found some of it a bit strange - spent ages on panning with a moving object and blurring backgrounds, but quite little on the relationship of aperture, ISO and shutter speed. But, I'd just finished a big xmas lunch so maybe my perception of time was distorted by my happy stomach making me want to drift off to la la land.

      So, I think if you're a beginner with a Canon, this is a great DVD. For others, you may want to pause and consider. However, from the positive reception it gets here, seems my thinking is the minority view.

      • +2 votes

        Thanks for the feedback, I constantly review and update the course and will take that into account, cheers

    • +1 vote

      Its exactly the same principles across the board be it Canon, Nikon, Sony or even if you poke a hole in a watermelon and expose it that way, the sometimes the controls will be written slightly different but its usually, M manual, A or AV Aperture value, TV or S which means speed or Time Value, and P for program mode which is basically the thinking mans version of full auto..

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        even if you poke a hole in a watermelon and expose it that way

        Now I'm curious… did you actually do that once?!

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          Heehe, I just thought that would be a bit controversial, like a cross between American Pie and a pin hole camera, you could actually do it though..it would be bloody messy..

          They are the oldest cameras, check this out

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinhole_camera

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          Pinhole camera, basically :-)

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          Even on a pin hole camera its the same principle, the smaller the hole means the sharper the image and the longer it will need to be exposed, just like the aperture on a lens..

  • +2 votes

    I think given your rep on this site. You should have done a OzB only sale on your site for the same cost.

    The reason being is that you will still get sales but you won't have to give Groupon commission :)

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      i don't think they are a groupon rep…

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        i meant 'reputation' not representative of groupon

    • +1 vote

      For sure, I did a few deals here and they went very well, Groupon contacted me about doing it, I thought it's the same result for the guys here on Ozbargain, they will pay $15 and I will look after them and make sure they get delivery ect ect, you're right the deal was better without commission, but I'm famous now, as soon on Groupon, isn't it the same as being seen on TV? Only joking…

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        Groupon contacted me about doing it

        I reckon Groupon should be paying you commission to do it, as it boosts their membership numbers based on your positive reputation on OzB. I didn't have a Groupon account before this deal, but now I do.

        Then again, I suppose it works both ways: you get the benefit of exposure to the Groupon membership list too.

        Call it even then.

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          It works both ways I guess, cheers

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    Awesome ! Just ordered cheers

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      Cheers mate, will post asap, I'm ready to go

  • +1 vote

    can you drop the price on your ebay listing? just so i dont have to deal with the morons at groupon. Would be appreciated thanks!

    • +1 vote

      ^ Agreed.

      Many people here would be happy for you to ebay it at the same price and buy directly from you.

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        let groupon do the marketing they want to help you on…

        let ozbargainers, buy from you directly to earn the best profit…

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          For sure, don't worry I will make sure this is fine, actually you're making me worried now, heheeh, that was a nervous heheeh

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      Don't worry, every thing will be handled by me and I will make sure it done correctly..

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      Completely agree as well (saves Groupon getting the 40% cut, or whatever it is), but nevermind, i will just purchase the disc through Groupon :)

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        thanks for the thought and my baked beans eating kids thank you as well…

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          I thought they switched to spaghetti?

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          Back to baked beans now after paying out Groupon..

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    get something useful like ben long course at lynda.com

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    This is a great dvd for learning about the basics of a Canon SLR. Essentially explains how most of the functions work.

    I agree though that more time could be spent explaining the relationship between ISO, shutter speed, aperture and zoom, and what you would do in different lighting conditions.

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      For sure atlas but this course was specifically designed for beginners to intermediate to get their camera set up and running in the shortest time possible, people's time these days seems to be so short in between updating your status on facebook and other useful things like that. I am finishing a course specifically designed to deal with, you guessed it"explaining the relationship between ISO, shutter speed, aperture and zoom, and what you would do in different lighting conditions."
      Are you ok if I use that in my blurb, it really flows..

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    For anyone wanting to save even more, an e-book on the same subject for US$ 2.99:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006KY2VZ2

    The reviews were very good so I bought it a few days ago. Have not completely read it but from what I have seen so far I am happy. Starts out very simple, for the absolute beginner, but progresses into more and more interesting details.

    I guess it is up to the individual whether they learn better from a book or from a video.

    OP: even though I won't get your CD (might have had I seen it before the book), can you give us one tip? The 550D with its twin lenses lacks in one topic that I am interested in: macro photography. The kit lenses need quite some distance from the object to focus, over 1m for the 55-250 lens.

    Are those cheap wide/angle & macro lens attachments any good, i.e.: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/0-45X-58mm-Wide-Angle-Lens-Canon-... ?
    If not, what brand/shop do you recommend?

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      There is a few ways to go but the principle is this, the further you can get the lens away from the sensor the more magnified it will be, so some extension tubes are a cheap good way to start, you can get them on Ebay for a decent price, you could probably find an old magnifying glass around the house that will give you the same result as that lens but at $11 it's worth a punt.if you find you want to push it further then a cheap macro is the Canon 60mm Macro made for small frame cameras or the bette more expensive Canon 100mm Macro

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        Thanks a lot for your reply. I had never thought about extension tubes so far.

        Just to make sure I get this right: the advantage of the extension tube over a macro lens attachment is that no additional lenses are added, so no extra distortion & loss of sharpness?

        On Ebay there seem two types, cheap ones from $6.40 don't carry through the electric signals from camera to lens, meaning no autofocus and, probably worse: no control of aperture, leading to a very shallow depth of field. Then the more expensive ones, $45+, that carry the electric contacts through and allow autofocus and aperture control.

        I guess I would be better off with a $11 lens attachment than with a passive tube, but the active tube could be the optimum - short of specialised macro lenses for $$$.

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      damnit bought both this dvd and this!

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    just purchased but got confused on groupon's terrible website. When i elected to use a different delivery address, another address section appeared just below my payment address, however the password field appeared below my delivery address so i have no idea which address field is for delivery and which is for payment as they are not labelled.

    Lets hope it comes to the right address…

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      Amny dramas you can always contact me on the website..cheers Steven

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    Hi. I'd like to buy this, but I don't want to give my details to a company like groupon.

    can we get the same price, but just go straight to you? You'll actually make more money, I know most of these group deals want at least 50% of the sale price for themselves.

    • +2 votes

      As boring as this sounds morally I can't do that, Groupon gave me their front page and if I did that I wouldn't be able to sleep at night, I'd probably have to go on a bender in Kings Cross or something like that and at my age it's not a good look….plus my kids would kill me..

      Whilst I agree that giving your details out is something you don't want to do but if you pay by credit card for anything then your credit card company knows much more about you than Groupon ever will and usually sell this info onto companies….

      I just block any email addresses that I don't want to receive emails from…

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    Purchased, cheers.

    • +1 vote

      cheers mate, will send as soon as possible..they are packed and ready..

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    Purchased this last time it was this price, and it was shipped and delivered in four days. I still need to set aside some time to view it, but from the clips I've seen so far, I'm very impressed and really glad the presenting accent is local. Feels much more natural learning this way, and I'm really looking forward to watching the whole course. My only regret is that I have but one + vote to give. :)

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      Many thanks for the feedback, it makes it all worthwhile when I hear comments like this..

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    Just ordered, I thought it sounded great after the last 200+ people voted for it!
    I have a 35mm SLR, but Photography is Photography. I'm sure this will help to polish my skills :o)

  • +1 vote

    Just an update, I've received the first list from Groupon and I will send that directly, I'll try and get it out this afternoon but I don't like my chances as I got it at 4.27pm… probably first thing in the morning, cheers

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    I ordered too - I missed it last time, but given all the positive comments here, I really look forward to it :-) I havent used the manual setting on my camera for years.

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    I too ordered one, given all the good feedback. Got a Nilon D3100 hopefully will be able to make sense of the Canonese.

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    Man, last time i use my credit card directly through Groupon, they charge an overseas TXN fee of 45c. Ok, i know, its only 45c, but still, grrr!

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    Are you able to send to a PO Box? Groupon requires street number.

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      Should be fine, they have an additional information box, just add it in there, cheers..

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    I'm very keen to purchase this and I realised your estimated delivery is 2 weeks. However, I'm planning to go overseas next Sunday 4 March. Do you think there's a chance I'd get this before then?

    For reference, the delivery would be to Melbourne metropolitan.

    Many thanks.

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      Its a tough call, I've been pretty keen to deliver promptly and Groupon gave me the first list which I have processed and delivered already, I will only get another list at the end of the deal which is soon, a day or 2, in theory it should be fine, any way what ever happens I will make sure its sorted..

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        Great to hear! Appreciate the prompt response. I've just gone ahead and purchased one. If it's any convenience and to expediate, I can forward you the relevant purchase details. In any case, thanks for your help.

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    when you are done with group on could you please rerun this deal at the same price? I know you don't want to while you are tied with group on but when you are not I would rather deal directly with you

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      No worries and I'd rather take the money without commission but I can assure you that you will not be mucked around with the Groupon deal, I made this quite clear from the start that fulfilment on time was a priority for me, to their credit Groupon have been really on the ball, they have changed the way they give the information to the retailer and it was very simple to fulfil the first batch and it was backed up with an email a few hours ago on a Sunday.

      I bought a really good phone off a deal I saw with one of the Deals websites, I actually saw the deal here on Ozbargains and then went ahead and bought it, I didn't receive the phone for over a month afterwards and I wasn't a happy camper..I would hate this to happen to anyone that bought my course…

      So Lenneth, feel free to buy it and I will be the one handling the rest from there onwards..you can always contact me here or on on my website if there are any issues but remember, lets leave the issues to the American sitcoms..

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    Thanks, just ordered one. Wasn't sure as I have a Pentax dslor, not Canon, but will give it a go.

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      No worries, as we have discussed in another thread, it doesn't matter if you have Pentax, Sony, Canon or a Watermelon(they are going to be huge this year, I can feel it) the principles are all the same, cheers

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    Hi poohah,
    thanks so much arrived today! Although i got two, they came in separate packaging. I'm hoping groupon hasn't accidentally doubled up your orders have they? Is there a return address I can post it back to?

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    Got it today! Thanks for great service & delivery!

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      thats excellent, good old Aussie post..

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    Just to let you know I got the second list just now and will be sending first thing in the morning, you see Groupon isn't that bad as people make out.
    Some dodgy companies put huge discount deals on and give long delivery times as they do not have the product ready and only order to fulfil the orders taken. This is why people are put off..just always be aware of the fulfiment times, I actually wanted a week on mine but they didn't want to do it in case there was a problem.

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    To anyone else wondering about delivery times, I ordered on Wed 22nd, arrived today Mon 27th. Given the weekend, that is excellent delivery speed. I'm in Melbourne metro. Great service Poohah!

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      Pleasure

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    Hi poohah,
    Great DVD, I got one last time you had them on sale. Can you give any recommendations for a good value for money walkaround zoom lens for a 60D? I mainly shoot my children playing outdoors and some indoors. Am purchasing the 30mm Sigma 1.4 on your recommendation.

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    Hi Berto, if you really want a true walk around lens there are 2, the Canon 18-200 and the Sigma 18-200, the Sigma is a little bit cheaper but both lens were made for a smaller sensor, when I say walkaround meaning they cover a great distance. The reason why i say this over something like the amazing 24-70 Canon is that the crop factor of 1.6 means that its around 38mm and the 18-200 will get you wider shots.

    One thing to consider 80% of your shots will be in the middle range…which is why I would also recommend the Canon 17-85 f4-5.6 IS, its a good lens and not over the top expensive.

    Wait till you start to shoot with the prime 30mm 1.4, then you'll probably want the 50mm prime Sigma 1.4 and forget walkaround lenses…wait till you see the aperture on the 50mm 1.4, you could drive a bus through that hole and loads of light gets in..

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    Change of subject but does anyone know how to unsubscribe from Groupon. Unsubscribe link is just taking me to the opening page of adds. Unsubscribe must be hidden in plain sight somewhere. Sick of getting so many emails

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    Never mind. Hopefully sorted now.

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    Just bought this. Looking forward to the tutorials.

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