Next Best Thing To Private Instruction: New England Color
This is a great DVD. Jim really goes in depth on what he is thinking and on why he chooses to shoot a subject this way or that way over another he could do. Though this is done in New England the areas covered are things you can find almost anywhere you live, so going right out to try some of the techniques is not difficult.
On Disk two Jim goes through a portfolio and shows some Photoshop techniques. Some of you may or may not be interested and other may already know this stuff, but I really found it invaluable. Another thing I like is Jim does not come across like he is doing a DVD, he goes through the whole thing as if you were there and he was talking to you specifically. Though he uses Canon he never really seems to endorse it. Some people seem to go really into the brand they use as if they were trying to sell you the products they use. Jim of course states what he is using but only to let you know, so you can use your equivalent, or same gear. At least that’s what it seemed like to me. Sounds weird I know.
I would highly recommend this DVD to anyone looking for tips and help to improve their photography.