At the IOP Online we teach ‘real world’ photography, aimed squarely at your current level
At the IOP Online we are dedicated to helping you make great pictures. We do not burden you with unnecessary information about topics you do not need to know about. With this in mind, we have made a deliberate decision to provide you with the hints and tips that are very relevant to the stage you are currently at. We believe that true leaning only occurs when you receive precisely the information you need, at the time you need it, and in the amounts you need it.
We are also aware that too many teachers in this field forget how difficult the jargon is for the average digital camera and software user. So we continue to make learning easy for you by speaking in simple language, and by breaking everything down into bite-sized chunks. We will often then repeat the key concepts so that you can take it all in, little piece, by little piece.
All of our notes reflect this philosophy, and so are specially written in plain English and are illustrated with full color photographs and illustrations to show you exactly what you need to know. They have been fine-tuned in a classroom setting, so each of the tips in this set of notes works in the real world.
Clearly designed notes; a key part of our teaching strategy
A key part of this strategy, we feel, is the provision of well designed, high quality notes written in plain English. This came out of a sincere belief that training without good notes is simply a con. Research has shown that the retention rate of information received in an environment where the tutor fails to provide notes is as low as 5%. With high quality, detailed notes the retention rate is much higher but, more importantly, understanding of the concepts covered and further learning on these topics is helped significantly even well after the end of the course.
All of our notes are specially written for each course and are illustrated with full color photographs and illustrations to show you exactly what you need to learn. They have all been fine-tuned in a classroom setting, so each of the tips in our notes work in the real world.
These notes build up in to a book of concise tips which you will find easy to follow and build on to make all your photographs look better.
The IOP Online, helping you make great pictures!
One of our main tutors, Dave McKane, has taken his love of photography to another level. He regularly posts his thoughts on all things Digital on his Digital Photography Blog. He also has a special Fiickr Photo web site where he stores photos taken with the Digital Photography Techniques he teaches on our various Digital Photography Courses. Click here to see Dave McKane's Flickr Photo Site or here to see his Facebook Page.