Lesson 1: Make, Don’t Take


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71 Responses to “Lesson 1: Make, Don’t Take”

  1. Bill

    I have been saying for several months now that I am getting to be a great snapshot photographer. But was stuck as to were or what to do different, looking forward to seeing what these weeks can do. I’ll just need to push myself to actually do the course.

    • CB Friedland
      CB Friedland

      One of my favorite things to do is challenge people Cynthia! Great to hear you are excited, and let me know if I can help along the way!

  2. jl_mannsz

    This course looks really interesting can’t wait to get started. I just want to step right into Lesson 1,

  3. ana.barbosa.anderson

    Wonderful intro to the course! Gave me a sense of inspiration and motivation. Thank you.

    Would love to follow you on Instagram, but all I’ve found is an old account. What is your Instagram username?

  4. mikemcbride

    Have been photographing for more than 40 years with a creative eye but I am looking forward to being challenged in new ways with this course!

  5. lietzlorraine

    This is Cool! I got the email today. I plan to give it a try!! Looking forward to it and Looking forward to learning from the others who accept the challenge as well!!

  6. ROY

    Just getting started with the gold .I`ve been shooting 36/37 years however I need these lessons to improve my photography so it can strike a cord as opposed to being a strange snapshot . Looking forward to these lessons .

  7. Christopher Guerrieri
    Christopher Guerrieri

    Im going to give it a try, fingers are crossed, lets improve together!

  8. Joseph Garrett
    Joseph Garrett

    Interesting challenge. I’ll get out this weekend and do my 20 pushups…er..take my 20 photos. I know just the spot…

    Looking forward to connecting with the Facebook group…

  9. Joseph Worrick
    Joseph Worrick

    Hello all, I am excited to take this course. I have been taking (photos) snapshots for a long time and am just now learning about creative shooting, camera settings and editing my photos. I am hoping I can absorb what Mr. Friedland will be teaching in this course. I do have a couple of questions for Mr. Friedland, are we suppose to create an album for this class and keep all our photos taken during this class in folders of each lesson? As for sharing photos with the group, I am guessing just the photos from this point forward. Thank you, Semper Fi, Joe W.

  10. Dan Brighurst
    Dan Brighurst

    This has made me think already and I haven’t even gone out yet. Is the aim to use only one lens?

  11. Maurice Ndole
    Maurice Ndole

    I have posted some of my photos created in Yosemite National Park on the Facebook page.

  12. Suzanne

    Even when I log in as a Gold Member, I am not able to get any information about this course

  13. Jogesh

    The web page -http://www.cbfriedlandphotography.com/Artist/ link is not working.

  14. Paul

    I am new to this website and to the classes. I am a gold member. Is there an explanation as to how to take the course, upload images, ask questions and get critiques? I just got an email today for “Make, Don’t Take Lesson 1” which is how I found out about this class

    • Customer Service
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  15. Michael Rothschild
    Michael Rothschild

    And just as soon as the #$%^! forest fires go out and the air clears I’m going to give this a try!

  16. Teresa McKee
    Teresa McKee

    I requested to join the Gold FB group a week or so ago. Haven’t been accepted into the group yet. Looking forward to getting in and working thru this lesson!

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  17. Glenn Dail
    Glenn Dail

    For me most of the pictures would be snap shots due to the fact I feel that there is always room for improvement.

    • brettossman

      That would be the Facebook group mentioned in the lesson below:

      “Don’t forget to share your favorite images with us in the OPG GOLD Membership Community Facebook Group! Be sure to tag your images from this lesson with #SeeLesson1.”

    • Customer Service
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  18. Charly Goehring
    Charly Goehring

    I’ve decided to start by going to Descanso Gardens on Monday to take the 20 shots in one spot. I’ve tasked my wife with finding interesting places to shoot, and she started with this. I think the Japanese Gardens may be next if their still around.

  19. DAVID

    I’m excited to learn different things. I’m also new to photography with a used Nikon D70.

  20. SHARON

    I am just reading this lesson. It is March 3rd. Where I live the weekend will have beautiful weather, I will get those pictures taken for sure.