A&P signed up for a photography course next semester v. halp

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Looks like a fun class, this is the syllabus. What do you guys think? Is it worth while to take? I think I'll learn a lot plus it will be awesome learning how to develop film and using a darkroom.

    Also, I'll want to pick up a 35mm Nikon SLR that I can use my current lenses with, or at least most of them...
    -Sigma 10-20 f/4-f/5.6
    -Nikon 28-70 AF-S f/2.8
    -Nikon 80-200 AF-S f/2.8
    -Nikon 50 f/1.8

    What bodies do you recommend? I'll spend maybe 200, maybe more if its worth it. I know nothing about film.

    The syllabus:
     
  2. kristin

    kristin my dog > *

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    :coold: Wonder what kind of discounts you get :rofl:

    I took a photo class in high school and it was a lot of fun. I bet you'll learn a lot.
     
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    Took two photo classes in HS, first session was much better than the second.

    In college, took a class with a former sports and current model photographer. He's awesome, has thought me a lot, and I'll be enrolling in his intermediate class this upcoming fall.
     
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    Sounds awesome. I wish I was into photography in college and I wouldve taken a similar class. I'd love to learn all aspects of film photography.
     
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    It's not too late :)
     
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    RiCePiCkR haay

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    i'm thinking about taking some classes there.
     
  8. xenon supra

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    come to ATL and take this one with me :h5:
     
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    True. I'm sure most community colleges offer a sililar class. I went to school near Austin, so to transfer all my credits, apply at U of H, and register for one class would be way too much work.

    I might look into the CC and see what and when they offer it. Then work it around my wonderful work/life schedule. :)
     
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    If my wife can be knocked out for 4 months and have 'memory loss' I'm all over it :h5:
     
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    Anybody have any advice on what body would be good?
     
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    There's a guy selling a Nikon N80 on NikonCafe (I think) for $200ish. Look and see if the lenses will work on that. :dunno:
     
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    Darkrooms are awesome. It's a form of meditation when you're developing and its all quiet.
     
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    Search around KEH. They have N80's for around 100 and F4s for 200ish.

    I bought my EOS-1n from them. It was BGN and it was in flawless condition. :bowdown:
     
  15. mtkversion

    mtkversion Good Times Aplenty

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    Took a film course in college and all it taught me was that I hate film and love digital!

    It was a good experience but developing film is just not my cup of tea .. no patience :o
     
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    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Film is a waste of time IMO. I guess it'd be cool to tell people 20 years from now that you know how to develop film and process prints in the darkroom.

    The film, chemicals, and paper are getting so expensive. Fiber paper is off the wall. It was a disaster trying to find X-tol 2 months ago because all of the suppliers were out of it. You could source part A, but not part B.

    Don't buy the #3 spot tone, I have a bottle of it sitting in my room never used. Get the spot pens instead, they have a great resale value. I paid $29 for mine, used them for 2 years, and sold them for $20 last quarter. Rock on.
     
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    taking photo intro next semi. they dont require film cameras now, they know digital is the way to go

    but they do have a lab, i guess they can hook me up with already shot film or something
     
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    me too... i wonder if the study at home classes are good though..

    I don't think they have a in person class... :dunno:
     
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    I wish this class was digital. I really don't care about the film, I just want to learn more....
     
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    I want to take a digital class but they don't offer any good ones at my school :hs: The only film ones that I saw that would be interesting would be repeats from high school.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Sounds exactly like the one I took years ago - same book even, except mine was the 3rd edition :rofl:
     
  22. mtkversion

    mtkversion Good Times Aplenty

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    If you're not really interested in the film and want to learn more .. how about saving that money on equipment/materials you'll have to purchase and just go do some intern/apprenticeship work with an established photographer/studio?

    Spend the money you save on more equipment!

    :)
     
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    A Nikon F3 is a sweet manual camera.

    The 50 and the 80-200 should work on it, they work well on mine and I don't see why the 28-70 wouldn't
     
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    I'm pretty sure college photography, and HS photography aren't on the same level.
     
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    they're surprisingly close. same stuff for the most part, just more is expected, especially financially (supplies) in college.
     

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