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Actual Photography Lessons?
Oct 18, 2013 21:15:11   #
faygo Loc: Tucson, AZ
Does anyone know of a book that gives you a photography lesson along with an actual assignment on how to use what you learned in that specific lesson so you try out the settings that are recommended etc. I have lots of books with pretty pictures and what the photographer set his camera settings at, but I want an actual assignment to work on. Any suggestions are welcome.

Oct 18, 2013 21:26:00   #
wilikioti Loc: Deep South, USA
I don't know of a book on the subject that you can buy but you might check with a photography school and see how much they charge for their courses. When I took the New York School of Photography many years ago, each lesson was a stand alone assignment. Might be worth your while.

Oct 18, 2013 21:37:14   #
faygo Loc: Tucson, AZ
Thank you wilikioti, I have a college near me and I might just see what books they are using.


Oct 18, 2013 23:39:54   #
Singing Swan
Join up with the daily challenge.......they have a distinct subject they choose and if you have questions or problems there are a lot of good folks there who will help you

Oct 18, 2013 23:47:35   #
faygo Loc: Tucson, AZ
Thanks for the suggestion Singing Swan

Oct 19, 2013 06:11:23   #
BrettOssman Loc: near Tampa, Florida
A couple I am working right, both with assignments:
Includes assignments, some of which you submit and get "professional photographer" DETAILED feedback, which interested me. Watch for sales on this one.
Each lesson has one or more assignments. Again, watch for sales on this one. They seem fairly frequent. I got mine for $70. I got a sale price, when they weren't on sale, just by asking about it. :mrgreen:
A final recommendation, although no assignments, per se, but FREE. Each category is also broken down into beginner, intermediate and advanced. Frankly, these are so good, can't believe they are FREE.

Not books, but might be of interest.

Oct 22, 2013 10:53:55   #
seahorsey Loc: Ocala, FL
Singing Swan wrote:
Join up with the daily challenge.......they have a distinct subject they choose and if you have questions or problems there are a lot of good folks there who will help you

Where is the Daily Challenge section located? Thank you.

May 9, 2014 16:21:54   #
tor24tor Loc: Caldwell, NJ
Take a look at Michael Freeman's "Fundamentals of Photography School". It also comes in a Kindle format. It has assignments at the end of each subject, and displays work done by actual photography school students.

May 18, 2014 23:00:07   #
GrayPlayer Loc: Granby, Ct.
Nat Coalson books have "assignments." You can upload images, receive comments, feedback.

Jan 12, 2020 17:19:40   #
PhotogHobbyist Loc: Bradford, PA
I just found this section of UHH and so pleased with the suggestions from you all. I completed the Proud Photography Course a few year ago and found it enlightening in several respects. It had a lot that I already knew but it helped round out those areas well and I do feel I advanced some in my photography.

I plan to check out the other suggestions, too. Thank you for the tips.

Mar 22, 2021 12:28:23   #
This book does

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