This course went beyond my expectations! The lessons were very practical for aspiring photographers of the modern era, especially if one wants to really stick to the field of professional photography.
This is an excellent course. I found the description rather intimidating but was very pleased with how it worked out. At least according to the peer reviews I submitted my best work in Course 4.
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By Peter K•
Course Starts out weaker than the others, but returns to form in the later weeks. One of the lectures in week 2 has a clear cut after a professor misspeaks, but no one was bothered to edit the video. Peer Review system for assignments is problematic throughout the specialization. Some assignments need to be more concisely explained & following of the grading rubrics needs to be enforced somehow. Dr. Glendinning remains as enthusiastic as ever & the course does continue to build well on the technical aspects of photography. While appreciated, the equipment recommendations often feel like ads for company sponsors. Though that may be more of a result of the lecturer's delivery.
By Erin B K•
Disappointed by this specialization. I expected there to be more focus on photography techniques. Certain weeks in course 3 and 4 were very long and less related to actual photography than to what happens after the photograph has been taken. Transcripts are not especially good, despite the courses being given by native speakers, and sometimes the answers to quizzes were not learned in the previous lessons. I think these courses should be reviewed every 6 months or so, corrected and updated.
By shorya s•
I feel like most of the skills which I learn here are not useful for people who are starting as they are too expensive to use and professors are selling those products. They treat us like the great professionals which feel good but not practical. So half of the skills which I learn I won't be using every as I am in India so they are not particle and available
By Christy M•
Probably my least favorite of the series. it is really frustrating to watch a video, then take a quiz that has questions completely unrelated to what you just watched...then watch the next video where that topic is actually addressed.
By Ronald P I•
Not really worth taking this class. The video production quality has horrible sound issues and there are a lot of bots that make the exercises a pain. I went through the entire specialization, finished the Capstone, and these issues only get worse the further you go. I'm sure there are other photography classes through Coursera that offer the same information in a much more organized way. Gave it 2 stars because there was some good info in here, but a lot of it is probably available through Google.
By Andriesi O M•
Vague. Just vague. Questions as "what is the professor's website called" are what I call egocentric fail.
If you're good, people will come search for you. You don't have to put it among the material which purpose should only be to teach us.
By Supantha R•
It was ok
By J K•
Instructors have abandoned the first four courses in the series. One makes only token appearances in the "capstone." There aren't enough students to get timely required peer reviews in any if the five courses. What could be an excellent course is a scam.
But it is from Michigan State, so integrity is not expected.