Free 10-Week Digital Photography Course! (2009)


I’m delighted to announce that instructor John Greengo will be leading a special 10-Week Digital Photography Course in our worldwide classroom starting in the first week of September.

Enroll via Email: Digital Photography Course Enrollment.

The free weekly webinars are free. In order to join us, you’ll need to sign-up for a special weekly email notification we’ve created for this course.

Here is the tentative schedule for this class. We may be adjusting this slightly as we get closer to the start.

Week 1, Sep 2 (2009) – Introduction
Week 2, Sep 9 – Digital Cameras
Week 3, Sep 16 – Lenses
Week 4, Sep 23 – Exposure I
Week 5, Sep 30 – Exposure II
Week 6, Oct 7 – Focus
Week 7, Oct 14 – Aesthetics I
Week 8, Oct 21 – Aesthetics II
Week 9, Oct 28 – The Gadget Bag
Week 10, Nov 4 – Full Exposure

And yes, you can pass this offer along to friends, or even post it on your blog. Help spread the word. We need a minimum of 1,000 people enrolled to make this free class viable.

Read on for an extended Q&A, and to ask your own questions in the comments. John is currently developing material for this extended course, so if you have a topic you’d like to see him cover, mention it in the comments below.

Q: What Time Do Classes Start?

A: That depends on where you live. People attend these workshops from all over the world. We start at 11AM mornings in Seattle. Here are the start times for time zones in the United States:

2PM – Eastern (New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Florida)
1PM – Central (Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas)
12PM – Mountain (Denver)
11AM – Pacific (Seattle, Los Angeles)
10AM – Alaska
8AM – Hawaii

For international participants, follow this link to see how 11AM in Seattle translates to time zones around the world: What time is 11AM in Seattle? Here are some example start times for different cities:

7PM – London, Dublin, Algiers, Lagos
8PM – Amsterdam, Paris, Oslo, Prague, Zagreb
9PM – Athens, Jerusalem, Kyiv
10PM – Moscow, Dubai
11PM – Tashkent
Midnight – Islamabad
1AM Thursday – Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta
2AM Thursday – Hong Kong, Beijing, Perth
3AM Thursday – Tokyo, Seoul
4AM Thursday – Melbourne, Sydney
5AM Thursday – Vladivostok
6AM Thursday – Auckland

Q: How Long Are Classes?

A: Each class is roughly 90 minutes long, with an additional 30 minutes for audience questions. The Q&A is typically pretty valuable, so plan to stick around.

Q: How Many People Can Attend Each Webinar?

A: Our Webinar tool, GoToWebinar, has a limit of 1,000 attendees per class. Based on the popularity of our other free training, we expect to reach that limit on most classes.

Q: Can I Download Recorded Copies of Classes?

A: We record a high-resolution copy of each class, and we plan to make recorded copies available for a slight fee.

Q: How Can This Be Free?

A: We are trying to make a big splash, and we love working with a large audience. Help us spread the word. If we continue to attract a full audience, we’ll be able to keep offering these types of free courses for InDesign, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and other Adobe products.

Q: Can I Post an Invitation on my Blog?

A: Yes. Please help spread the word. We need as many people as possible enrolled to make this free class format viable for us. You can post a link to the following URL, which we will keep updated as details change:

Thank you. This should be a fun course!


  1. Gloria Davis says

    I tried to subscribe to your course via email but got a page that said page has been removed or dosen’t exist from mailchimp. Could you get back to me so I can enroll in your course please. Thank you,


  2. mohamed says

    it is so nice to find such detiled course in photography.
    i well be so gratefull to subscribe to it via email.

  3. says

    I tried to subscribe to your course via email but got a page that said page has been removed or dosen’t exist from mailchimp. Could you get back to me so I can enroll in your course please. Thank you,
    Russell Barrett

  4. Brenda says

    I bought the downloads and have had trouble downloading the larger files. I went in yesterday and got a couple more downloaded. I went in again this morning and the link no longer works. How can I finish getting the downloads. Sorry it’s taking so long for me to download. My internet is not the fasted and the files so large take at least hour or more to download. Please help as I would like to get them downloaded. Please give me a new link to the files.
    Thank you,
    Brenda R.

  5. barbara thomas says

    ok since I signed up today…
    am I signed up for the next class that starts next week?

  6. says

    Barbara –

    We presented the last session of this 10 Week Photography Course today. John will be continuing to showcase photographic skill and talent on a regular basis. Next week will be the first episode of the John Greengro Photography Show. Same time. Same John Greengo. Lots of cool new stuff.

  7. barbara thomas says

    Hey I signed up today (11/4/09) when I heard about this through an Art Wolfe posting on facebook.
    Now everything I’ve found here is out dated
    Did I is miss something
    Or is all this just old info?
    Please advise I was looking forward to this.
    Thank you

  8. Marguerite Walker II says

    I apologise for the cross posting, but my leaving this same message on the free-photography web classes Creative Tech page, resulted in no response. After trying several times to install the GoToMeeting client which apparently (although it is not noted anywhere on the Citrix website or in Creative Techs) does not support Vista 64bit, it looks like I lost the opportunity to participate…..bummer, I really wanted to take this class. The error message was that the installer could not find the appropriate directory into which to install the program.
    I hope that I can get some help before the next week’s class (I emailed Citrix’ support in the beginning of September without response). Does anyone know whether I might be able to obtain a recorded copy of preceding classes? Or whether my preregistration might fail (and due to the limited seating capacity my seat given away as I appear to be a no show :( ) and my enrollment given to someone else?

  9. Judy says

    I am already registered for the 10 week class, but I did not receive a notice for last weeks class and I can’t find it anywhere to view!*!*

  10. says

    Folks –

    Please DO NOT POST YOUR PURCHASE INFORMATION here. I understand that it can be frustrating to wait for a response to an email sometimes but we are a small operation. While we do respond to emails over the weekend most of our email response time is during business hours, 9-5 (PST) Monday-Friday. Thank you for your patience.

  11. Victoria Sepulveda says

    Sorry for duplicating this here. I sent it earlier to but I think it was the wrong place to send it, so I’m posting it here just in case. I bought the 10 week digital photography course through paypal but my confirmation was sent to an old email address (I guess). I have both the unique transaction id #5D956678A03343302 and the invoice id #14r9cy3erlamh7d6tkz230ywgsckc04s48o8kwg from a screen shot. Please tell me where I can download the course.
    Thanks for all the courses,

  12. Debbie P says

    This sounds awesome! Unfortunately I work during the times you’re offering the free webinar!!!! ;0(

    Any chance for a later start time. I live in CDT time zone!(Preferably after 5.)

  13. Kimberlee says

    I am really interested in this course; however, I work at that time and I have already missed 2 classes. What is the small fee for the recorded version and how do I access it?

  14. Shimada says

    I wish I knew about this before. :( The class already started but this sounded like a great learning opportunity.

  15. says

    K8 –

    Craig is working on ways that we can put up the previous week’s class for a limited time so that people who have missed them can catch up. It is one of many, many things he is working on so I can’t promise we’ll have that available before next week’s session.

    In the future, if you haven’t gotten an email notification 45 minutes before the class begins email us at and I’ll send you a log in link.

  16. K8 says

    Hi all. David, I guess I’d better chime in here, finally – I never received a link; just notification of acceptance and when the course was scheduled to start. Can I still view the missed first class somehow?

    Thanks :`s

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