May 25, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
im moving to Montreal in August to learn french,
and id like to do a photography course,
does anyone knows, a good one in Mtl??
Id be glad if someone could give me any tips about it!
Ariodante saidI kind of loathed my b&w college photography course. Standing in line with a bunch of assholes to soak my damn prints and develop them. It was also expensive as FUCK. Film, paper, accessories like retouching brushes and ink, the actual SLR, I spent like over a grand on that not including the actual cost of the class.Hell a grand barely puts a downpayment on a lens.
rosco87 saidwhy are lens so damn expensive!!Because the more precise the glass is machined, the more light it puts on each individual pixel. This is what allows you to create a large roadside billboard with an image from a 1 megapixel sensor, with perfect clarity.
Eric_the_Red said1. Ignore everything paulflexes has posted. Most of it is just wrong. But I will not get started.You can go fuck yourself.
Well maybe a little.
In any modern digital camera two important factors to consider are
a) Sensor size (large sensor size gives more light per pixel which means better low light performance (higher ISO) and less noise.) This is why DSLRs have superior low light photos.
b) F-stop of lens - F-stop inversely corresponds to the amount of light that reaches sensor - The lower the F-stop the more light that reaches the sensor. It also has the effect that a lower F-stop limits the depth of field which can be used for artist expression. This limited depth of field is more pronounced with larger sensor sizes.
I'll also say that I like to print my pictures large by most peoples standards 20 by 30 inches and have gotten great enlargements from an old nikon SLR from the 60s, a sub 200 dollar point and shoot, and my new fancy dSLR. For most things in any size you are likely to print in your equipment will not make much difference.
Anyway if you are printing billboards the IQ180 (http://www.phaseone.com/en/Digital-Backs/IQ180/IQ180-Info.aspx) is what professional are currently using which is a medium format sensor (larger then dSLR) that comes in at 80 megapixels and costs $44000 for just the sensor without the camera and lens.
More expensive lens don't give better photos. But usually correspond to either needing more elements of glass or a more precise glass elements. More precise glass elements are need to go to lower f-stops. More glass elements are need in zoom lens, ultra-wide lens, and telephoto lens.
Now back to alves_2010
2. You didn't say if you have a camera or what type of camera you have digital or film. Point and Shoot, SLR, or large format. Different classes will have different requirements for equipment. So that can make a big difference.
3. Instead of a class I would suggest if you are just starting out if you have a digital camera to just out and shoot. It is the quickest way to improve and find your own style. I would also checkout some pages on the web I specifically like the articles on
Ken Rockwell - How to Take Better Pictures
4. If you don't have a camera and you are just getting started I would suggest a Canon S95. I have both this and a dSLR both take great photos but I can put the S95 in my pocket and always have it with me.
Well hopefully this helps and clears up any confusion. Hopefully I didn't rant too much.