Just kicked myself, that is a brilliant tip, how did I not think of it? These videos are brilliant!
I picked up this course because I want to move my photographic skills forward. I wasn't quite sure what to expect. After watching the entire thing, even those parts I already knew, I can give this a solid five-star rating.
Bernie is a hoot! He knows his material, presents it well, and is witty to boot. It's a great combination in a teacher.
The material varies from entry level to parts appropriate for any skill level. Much of the material I already knew, but if you're just getting to know your way around a camera, those lessons will help you figure things out. He also covers the basic photographic triad of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture for exposure control. Pay attention to those lessons on light as well.
The parts I found most valuable had to do with posing. He has some great tips for those of us who take formal or informal portraits. Pay particular attention to those lessons if you are interested in portraits of individuals or small groups.
All in all, this is a great course, and although it's probably best for those who are just learning basic photographic concepts, there are really great some nuggets in there for more advanced photographers as well.
Dr. DAVID THOMPSON