I do not know anything about the courses on that site, but there seems to be many participants in the forums, so just post your question there..
As a side note...I did notice that the photograph forums are a lot of kissy-kissy praise even for some not-so-good photos...
I agree with your kissy kissy statement about photo critique websites. As a beginner photographer I would like constructive feedback on images, and not be told blindy that a photo is great. you will only learn by being told what is wrong..
Do you know of any websites where the contributors give good feedback on photographs, where you will actually learn from the comments posted.
Do you know of any websites where the contributors give good feedbackon photographs, where you will actually learn from the comments posted.
Yes...This One! There are a lot of tough critics here, especially outside of this Beginners' Forum. But like you said, that is how you learn!.
BTW I registered for that other Forum and I will ease my way in to offering critiques rather than rubber-stamp kudos. There was one photo I looked at that which is terrible, completely out-of-focus portrait and everyone who posted said "Looks Great!"..
I was wondering if I was the only one to notice that. There feels like a good old boy network here. That is why I try posting in the begginer forum...
Check out http://www.caedes.net/.
The people there are super friendly and supportive but the quality of their work tends to be top notch. I do mean that a lot of it will blow your mind! The really great thing about it is that the peeps that run the site weed out the weaker material..
I hate to go to that site because I can't tear myself away from it!..
I have taken classes from both Better Photo and PPSOP. Both have some pretty good classes to get you going. The first one I recommend is Creative Exposure by Bryan Peterson at PPSOP.COM.
They both have classes in marco, wildlife, photographing children and the list goes on and on. Just check it out at there site. The instructors seem to give honest feedback and usually tell you what to do to improve upon what was not correct...