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online interactive courses in photography and multimedia storytelling taught by the professionals

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The Compelling Image is an online photography school offering interactive classes for photographers of all skill levels and interests - an affordable, convenient and inspiring way to learn and encourage your creativity - wherever you live.

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Back to the "Fifties": Creativity with Photography's 50mm "Standard Lens"

Back to the "Fifties": Creativity with Photography's 50mm "Standard Lens"

A 50mm lens once came "standard" with every 35mm SLR camera purchase.  Then this inconspicuous, low-light performer fell from "vogue," replaced by medium-telephoto, medium-aperture, variable zoom

Photography with Wide Angle Lenses

Photography with Wide Angle Lenses

Wide angle lenses are for getting close, not for "fitting it all in."  They're for putting you and the viewer right in the middle of the

Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Fundamentals of Digital Photography

The last rolls of legendary Kodachrome film have disappeared from the shelves of camera shops.  In the same shops, sale bins of assorted film cameras and accessories

Creative Fine Art Photography

Creative Fine Art Photography

Fine Art Photography is traditionally thought of as an image captured "masterfully." Think of the works of masters like Paul Strand, Irving Penn, and Dorothea Lange.

Travel and Holiday Photography with Brenda Tharp

Travel and Holiday Photography with Brenda Tharp

Have you ever heard yourself saying ‘it looked better in person than in this picture’ when sharing photographs of your journeys with friends and colleagues?  The

Free Photography Lesson and Assignment

Free Photography Lesson and Assignment

Best way to learn about something is first-hand and hands-on. That's what this abbreviated online Free Sample Lesson and Critiqued Assignment offered by professional photographer, David

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As a TCI student, you’ll receive valuable critiques and advice from your instructor, timely answers to your questions and be able to discuss all that is happening on your course with fellow classmates.

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