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The Announcement

IPS is now offering online classes!


Digital Photography Curriculum

This summer we started over–taking the best of our Prizewinning Photography workshops, and working in the latest trends and newest camera features–to produce a comprehensive photography curriculum designed to take students with little or no prior experience to complete mastery of general photography. Our new course of study is made up of the classes Digital Photography 1, Digital Photography 2, and Digital Photography 3. Our first Digital Photography 1 and Digital Photography 2 classes begin January 7, 2013. Our first Digital Photography 3 class begins April 29, 2013.

If you’ve already attended IPS workshops, you’ll be interested to Learn the Differences between Prizewinning Photography and Digital Photography.


Digital Photojournalism

We are pleased to once again offer a class focused on photojournalism! We have significantly revised our previous curriculum and structured it to an 8-week online format. Our next Digital Photojournalism class begins January 7, 2013.


Live Workshops

Don’t worry! We are still offering live workshops in Manitou Springs, CO in April and September 2013! We will be hosting our Digital Photography 1 and Digital Photography 2 workshops in a 1-week format, but still use the same curriculum as the online classes. In September 2013 we will host a live Portraiture & Lighting workshop.


2013 Schedule and a HUGE discount!

We are so excited to have our complete 2013 workshop schedule live that we are offering a $200 discount on ANY 2013 online class or live workshop if you register THIS WEEK! Simply use the coupon code BIGNEWS when you check out to subtract an additional $100 off the early registration price. Don’t forget! This discount is ONLY good until Sunday, October 21st at midnight PST.

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Digital Photography vs. Prizewinning Photography

Changing names is complicated, and should be saved for special occasions, and this is a special occasion! We are rolling out a brand new photography curriculum for 2013–so new, in fact, that we can no longer call it Prizewinning Photography. Our Digital Photography curriculum is formatted into 3 classes: Digital Photography 1, Digital Photography 2, and Digital Photography 3. Each class builds upon the previous class, taking photographers will little or no experience to complete mastery of digital photography.

We have done a lot more than just updating the name, look, and feel of our former Prizewinning Photography material. To begin, we stepped back and tallied up all the topics we covered in our PWP classes. Then we added in about 50% more material to fill the gaps and update to current technology. After that, we took a hard look at our teaching style, realizing that many of our students came out of a PWP class knowing which buttons to push, but not knowing why to push them. The final piece was to update the format and language of our content to make it more compatible with college courses, making it easier for our students to gain portfolio credit for their time studying with IPS.

We are really proud of our new Digital Photography curriculum, and think you’ll like it too! Here’s a nice, bullet-pointed list of how and why this curriculum is different from any of our previous classes:

  • DP is a more comprehensive curriculum, we’ve filled in the holes
  • You’ll learn more of the “whys” behind the “how-tos”
  • We include image management and editing from the beginning
  • DP features a much more robust Photographic Theory component, learning how to think like a Christian photographer
  • About 50% of the content of DP was not found in PWP
  • You have to write in DP, helping you synthesize information at a higher cognitive level
  • DP is formatted to be 100% college compatible
  • DP is available in online classes or live workshops
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