Any thoughts about Lynda.com?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mavericks7913, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. mavericks7913 macrumors 6502

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    Since Im able to access that site for free, Im thinking to learn more about Photoshop, C1P, and Premier Pro for better skills but I wonder if it's good to have most skills to use those programs.
     
  2. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68020

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    I've found them to be invaluable in the past. They are very thorough with their courses.

    What do you mean by saying "but I wonder if it's good to have most skills to use those programs."?
     
  3. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, to become a professional photographer, I would need to master Photoshop and C1P in order to edit and print professionally. Im realizing that Im having a lack of editing skills that I can not edit my own images properly especially color tones. This is the biggest issue that I have and I need to solve this problem within a year since Im not able to apply for any kind of internships related to Photography. Yes, they demand photoshop, LR, and C1P. Not only that but they also demand either Premier Pro or Indesign. Technically, I need to be better than before in order to survive in NYC. Im still working on portrait photography by shooting as many pics as possible and studying portrait photography but editing skills need to be advanced or improved. I dont want to be a jobless photographer because of my skills.
     
  4. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68020

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    You should be able to get all the assistance you need from the various Lynda courses.

    Just in regards to retouching, which you are going to need to know how to do really well, they have 48 different courses available covering Photoshop, C1P and other programs.

    For portraits, they have 72 different courses available.

    They also have courses on running a business too.

    Good luck with it.
     
  5. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well then, I guess I should spend several weeks to watch Photoshop and C1P courses first.
     
  6. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    I get access to Lynda.com at work now. They use it for leader training. As a side effect of that I get accrss to the other materials.

    I also use youtube, creativelive.com and udemy.com

    Of these I rank Lynda as the most professional and I like the way they present their course materials the most.

    As for you dilemma, you get it for free, if all you have to invest is time, then that is time well invested IMHO. Use it, suck it dry of knowledge, any knowledge as said above remember to cover running a business courses, web site setup, editing, security anything at all. It is a great resource.
     
  7. OzBok macrumors regular

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    I did a photography tour of New Zealand a while back, and was put onto Lynda.com by the guy who took the tour, Justin Reznick. Some of what I struggled to grasp in the time frame, he pointed me to a few of his videos and a couple others as a starting point. Got a lot to learn still. Been plugging away slowly getting the techniques down to apply to some of the photos I took. But compared to other online resources I've looked at for numerous things, it's well put together and great content.
     
  8. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    I use Lynda.com all of the time. I believe that they have some great courses in photography.
     
  9. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Linda.com produces a lot of high quality content. I think the best plan for you is to set aside a certain amount of time over night, say one hour. And work through the subjects you are interested in. But also you really have to do some work that uses each new skill. When they introduce a feature or technique you have to then practice it on your own. simply watching is not effective. you THINK you are learning but no. You have to use what you learn very soon. rewind the video then try it. If you can get it to work rewind and watch it again. Don't be passive.

    But most importantly take a lot of photos. Give yourself an assignment as if you were working for a client.

    Remember what thy say about it thing 10,000 to learn something at the "expert" level. The is 10,000 hours of active and focused study. If you really want to learn at the professional level, 10,000 hours of active study time is reasonable.
     

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