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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.

Our most popular online photography classes - today’s gold standard of photography education online

Digital Black and White Photography

Digital Black and White Photography

While black and white photographs were among the very first photographs taken, they are now a new "frontier" in digital photography. Digital cameras record light differently than

Photography Portfolio Review with Bob Sacha

Photography Portfolio Review with Bob Sacha

Objective evaluation of one’s own photographic or multimedia work can often be a frustrating and seemingly unattainable goal.  It takes an impartial and experienced eye to

Return of the 50mm Lens

Return of the 50mm 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 Portfolio Review with Ami Vitale

Photography Portfolio Review with Ami Vitale

Objective evaluation of one’s own photographic or multimedia work can often be a frustrating and seemingly unattainable goal.  It takes an impartial and experienced eye to

The iPhone Filmmaker

The iPhone Filmmaker

COMING SOON ..... !   Tangerine, a gritty breakout indie hit from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is full of surprises, one of which being that

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.

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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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