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    Open universty course T189

    Well I took the plunge and signed up to do this course as I wanted to be able to produce a better quality of photos,
    Its only a 10 weeks course and you get PSE8 thrown in as well.
    It only just started and week 1 module is not to bad and all about how to give positive construction on photos which i find hard to do.

    Yeah I now its not GCSE but where else would you put it.

    I have posted a link for this site for all the other Canon users on there as well so maybe a mini influx of people
    EOS 60d, EF50mm 1.8, EF-S18-55mm 3.5-5.6, EF 28-90mm 4-5.6, EF-S 55-250mm 4-5.6 IS, Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 EX DC HSM
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jongoodger/

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    Re: Open universty course T189

    My ex colleagues signed me up for T189 when I retired. It included PSE6 then (2009) and I thouroughly enjoyed it, particularly feedback from fellow students. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
    "Life is like a toilet roll - the closer to the end you get, the faster it goes."

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      #3
      Re: Open universty course T189

      I did this course 4 years ago and it was my excuse to get a better camera than my point and shoot, so i got a 400D, upgraded to a 40D then 50D and now 7D with various L lens inbetween...a slippery slope
      Coming back to the course i found it very useful....when i started I didn't have any clue about apertures, depth of field etc...some would say i still dont

      Stan
      Stan - LRPS, CPAGB, BPE2*

      http://neptuno-photography.foliopic.com/
      flickr

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        #4
        Re: Open universty course T189

        What I find very interesting about that course is that you must complete 10 credits.
        “One credit represents roughly 10 hours of study”.

        The time required / suggested to learn the basics of exposure is relatively short around 30-40 hours, yet some people have been playing with expensive slrs and lenses for decades and not bothered to learn this. To say that this ”short cut” is a false economy, is an understatement of epic proportions.

        I admit and regret that I wasted about two years, sidetracked by obsession with equipment, and the false hope/belief that taking loads of pictures would be the way forward.

        My Point – education (however you get it) in the basics is an essential starting point. Otherwise you need to get used to the idea that most highly motivated, dedicated people who have learned the basics will be able to “kick your butt” within a few hours, in any genre of photography that you’ve being “playing at” for years.

        I Hope this helps and inspires.
        Trev
        Last edited by Trevoreast; 28-04-2011, 09:39. Reason: typo

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          #5
          Re: Open universty course T189

          Hi ricewind.

          Interesting post.
          I've been thinking of finding a relevant course and this may just be it.
          I couldn't find any local evening classes in my area expect a full time 3 year degree (don't think work would agree to that!)
          Are there any entry requirements except owning a camera!!!!?

          DaveH

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            #6
            Re: Open universty course T189

            No just a camera that take photos over 2mp, they send out photoshop elements 8 as the online videos all relate to them course is being pull after the October
            EOS 60d, EF50mm 1.8, EF-S18-55mm 3.5-5.6, EF 28-90mm 4-5.6, EF-S 55-250mm 4-5.6 IS, Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 EX DC HSM
            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jongoodger/

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              #7
              Re: Open universty course T189

              HI ricewind ,

              The open university course sounds a good idea. As i am a pensioner i now have time, but what is the cost?

              Ricky

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                #8
                Re: Open universty course T189

                Cost 195 and you get elements 8 thrown in as well last one in this format is in september or October.
                EOS 60d, EF50mm 1.8, EF-S18-55mm 3.5-5.6, EF 28-90mm 4-5.6, EF-S 55-250mm 4-5.6 IS, Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 EX DC HSM
                http://www.flickr.com/photos/jongoodger/

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                  #9
                  Re: Open universty course T189

                  What editing software is thrown in?

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                    #10
                    Re: Open universty course T189

                    it was Photoshop elements 8, as all the teaching is for that software package, will have to post my final photos for this later today
                    Last edited by ricewind; 14-01-2012, 15:40.
                    EOS 60d, EF50mm 1.8, EF-S18-55mm 3.5-5.6, EF 28-90mm 4-5.6, EF-S 55-250mm 4-5.6 IS, Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 EX DC HSM
                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jongoodger/

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                      #11
                      Re: Open universty course T189


                      EMA09 by Jon Goodger, on Flickr

                      EMA08 by Jon Goodger, on Flickr

                      ema04 by Jon Goodger, on Flickr

                      ema07-1 by Jon Goodger, on Flickr

                      ema6 by Jon Goodger, on Flickr
                      EOS 60d, EF50mm 1.8, EF-S18-55mm 3.5-5.6, EF 28-90mm 4-5.6, EF-S 55-250mm 4-5.6 IS, Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 EX DC HSM
                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/jongoodger/

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                        #12
                        Re: Open universty course T189


                        ema05 by Jon Goodger, on Flickr

                        ema03 by Jon Goodger, on Flickr

                        EMA01 by Jon Goodger, on Flickr

                        ema02 by Jon Goodger, on Flickr

                        ema10 by Jon Goodger, on Flickr

                        WDYT of my final 10 as I had a some negative feed back on a couple of my photos
                        EOS 60d, EF50mm 1.8, EF-S18-55mm 3.5-5.6, EF 28-90mm 4-5.6, EF-S 55-250mm 4-5.6 IS, Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 EX DC HSM
                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/jongoodger/

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                          #13
                          Re: Open universty course T189

                          Wow, you have some amazing images there. I would be realy pleased. Do you gain any qualification with this course or is it just for improvement purposes?

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                            #14
                            Re: Open universty course T189

                            No qualification but you can use the points gained to add to courses from the OU for a degree
                            EOS 60d, EF50mm 1.8, EF-S18-55mm 3.5-5.6, EF 28-90mm 4-5.6, EF-S 55-250mm 4-5.6 IS, Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 EX DC HSM
                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jongoodger/

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                              #15
                              Re: Open universty course T189

                              I did this course last year and it is well worth the time an effort. It makes you go out and take photographs and look for images that you would normally not think about looking for. I spent and interesting Winter Night on the bridge over a road taking night shots. The hardest bit I found was selecting the fine 10 images for the End of Course assessment.

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