John Greengo's Fundamentals of Digital Photography Workshop
One of the first workshops I ever took at creativeLIVE was John Greengo's Fundamentals of Digital Photography Course. John’s workshop completely changed my photography. I’ve been a professional photographer for a couple of years, and just like many of us, when I read that the course said Fundamentals in the name, I thought to myself 'I already know this.' I was extremely surprised, the deeper John got into the basics, the more I realized how many gaps I actually had in my knowledge.
There are so many things that you don’t realize that you don’t know. There are many things you can get by without knowing, but in order to become the photographer you want to be, “YOU MUST KNOW THEM!” And you don’t know you don’t know them until someone tells you about them. John’s ability to really get into the nitty gritty of photography and explain it in a way that I understood was ground breaking for me. I thought I knew everything that I needed to get by in photography. What I realized after taking this workshop was that my photography was stalled by my lack of complete understanding.
John went over so many things that I have never heard about anywhere else. I couldn’t believe how important all those things actually were. The fundamentals are the basics, but they are not basic. They are fundamental to being a great photographer. In Photography you must know the technical side like the back of your hand. You must know these basics so that they do not get in the way of your creative side.
After taking John’s workshop I can truly say 'I understand the basics.' I can say this because when I have a vision of an image I want to capture, the technical aspects are second nature. I don’t think about them anymore. I’m not struggling with my camera to try to figure it out. As an intermediate photographer, it’s extremely important to make sure you have no gaps in your knowledge and learn from a teacher who understands what all those gaps may be. As an emerging photographer, it’s extremely important to have a teacher who can relay the information in a way that you can understand. John does both and much more. Watch a few short video clips from John's workshop to get a taste of his great teaching style!
This workshop is packed full of “aha” moments. I strongly recommend this for anyone that is beginning their photographic journey to someone who wants to get the technical side out of the way. Share a few of John's tips by posting these short video clips to your blog or Facebook page. Help your friends understand how fundamentally important it is to watch John Greengo's Fundamentals of Digital Photography course on creativeLIVE.