Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course because it is a "crash course" that encompasses everything to do with digital photography. The class critiques were immensely helpful and involved. Once everyone had gotten the hang of it, we all seemed to become better artists at our craft. Josh was what really made the class for me though, because he was always around to help you with anything you needed pertaining to any of the assignments or even just learning how to work your new camera. This was the class that woke me up in regards to answering that nagging question we all have in life, "What do I want to do with the rest of my life?" I'll never forget it.
At first you learn the basics (lighting, shutter speed, etc.) and really get to know your camera. After the first week, you will have a decent relationship with it and really begin to understand how much work (before Photoshop or Lightroom) goes into a RAW photograph. You take pictures of EVERYTHING! Landscapes, people, animals, architecture... the world is your canvas! With each assignment, you grow... You begin to develop your "style" in the middle to end of the course -getting a better direction of what interests you and learning how to share that with other people. Then you take a huge dive into editing and get to know Lightroom very intimately, only brushing on Photoshop (since that program is a course in itself). And once you're just barely comfortable with all of it, you put together the highlights of the course (with a theme) and give the artist statement of a lifetime. Well, at least that's what happened to me. I fell in love immediately and our love story was crammed into just 10 weeks...
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Advice for students:
Don't become scared by my review. I made this class harder for myself to get more out of it and because I genuinely loved this class. Did I really need to spend an entire weekend on some of my projects, or an entire week on my final project? No, but this became a lot more than just a class to me after the second to third week... I felt like the pieces of my puzzle, all of them, were finally falling into place. So, my advice... just have fun! See where this class takes you in life and give it a real chance. You never know if you truly love something until you give it your all!