David Tipling is a wildlife photographer who is published throughout the world in hundreds of magazines, TV programming and other media. David has authored or photographed images for more than 40 books. His include The Bird Photography Field Guide, Bird Photography: Choosing the Best Destinations and Digital Wildlife Photography. Marie Claire Magazine named him one of the ten most adventurous outdoor photographers. He has also been awarded with the European Nature Photographer of the Year Documentary Award and BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Sue Bishop is renown for her flower and landscape photography. She has a unique eye for transforming these subjects into more than familiar subjects. She combines color and light into compositions that are truly works of art. Widely published and exhibited, Sue’s images appear in her two books, Photographing Flowers and Color, Light & Composition. Sue also has extensive experience as a lecturer and workshop leader, since her company, Light & Land, hosts photographic journeys throughout the world.
John Beardsworth is both a highly accomplished photographer in the UK and a technical wizard when it comes to post processing and creating black-and-white imagery. With such a reputation, it’s no wonder Adobe asks him to speak for its products at various trade shows. Of his 7 books, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: Digital Photographer’s Guide and Advanced Digital Black and White Photography are well known and have helped thousands of photographers learn the techniques of the “digital darkroom.”
David Newton has made a name for himself in digital photography both as a photographer and a technical editor, mostly notably for EOS Magazine. His many articles have also been featured in Photography Monthly and The Photographer. David experience and success includes many types of photography, from wildlife and landscapes to products, portraits and events. Added to his technical know-how, his body of work has made him a popular speaker and instructor for major photography companies, such as Canon and SanDisk.
Jerry Lebens brings more than 30 years of experience to his 3 MyPhotoSchool courses, Food Photography, Natural Light Portraiture Photography and People, Portraits and Reportage Photography. Jerry has gained wide recognition as not only an oft-published photographer, but also as a freelance writer and highly respected instructor. Jerry’s depth of experience include both film and digital photography, which has resulted in him becoming an Ilford Master Printer and a representative of its parent company, Harmon Technology.
Digital photography, like all the fine arts, is also a craft; and the techniques of the craft are best learned from the top photographers. Becoming one of their interns would be difficult, especially if you have a job and family, and hiring them as personal tutors could be terribly expensive.
MyPhotoSchool is the very affordable alternative because it is the first and only online photography school with a “classroom.” Its 4-week courses bring you together with some of the world’s best photographers, as instructors/tutors, and your fellow students in a virtual classroom. From the comfort of your home, you’re able to interact and share ideas and discuss concepts, just as if you were all in the same classroom. In addition, you receive a weekly online tutorial as well as 1-2-1 personal feedback from your tutor.
MyPhotoSchool is truly an amazing opportunity to learn specific techniques from accomplished and highly respected photographers in various fields. This PhotographyTalk article profiles a few of them.
David Tipling is instructor for two MyPhotoSchool courses, Bird Photography and Big Game Photography. David’s bird course focuses as much on technique as teaching you about bird behavior and habitats, so you learn the best positions and moments to photograph them. During the Big Game Photography course, David will show the techniques to capture natural-looking images of large animals, even when living in a zoo or game park.
During her Creative Flower Photography and Making the Perfect Landscape Photograph MyPhotoSchool courses, you will learn to see flowers and landscapes in new ways. She will share the specific techniques of some her images, and then guide you through the process of applying them to your own creativity.
John’s Digital Black & White Photography course for MyPhotoSchool is a beginner’s course with 4 primary segments: camera craft, method, objective and fine tuning. With these techniques, you’ll be able to recognize the beauty and interest of a scene or subject in black and white and capture it with your camera. John is also the tutor for the MyPhotoSchool courses, Fine Art Printing for Photographers and Getting the Best from Adobe Lightroom.
As a MyPhotoSchool student, you can attend David’s Introduction to HDSLR Video Photography and Getting to Grips with Your Canon Camera courses. One of the hottest trends in digital photography is the elevation of the video capabilities of DSLR to a new level of respect from professionals and Hollywood moviemakers. In his HDSLR course, David will share the techniques and ideas that will allow you to expand your creativity with the video function of your camera.
His Natural Light Portraiture Photography is an opportunity to move beyond the restrictions of the casual photographer and learn the techniques of the professionals. These include light, composition and posing as well as props and backgrounds and successfully capturing the personalities and special qualities of children and pets.
Currently, MyPhotoSchool offers more than 30 courses for hobbyists and intermediate and advanced photographers. All of MyPhotoSchool’s current courses are priced at approximately $195. Visit www.myphotoschool.com for a complete course listing, prices and all the particulars.
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