Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SirNicolay's Photography 101 Lessons




DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SIMPLIFIED!




February 2017 marked the EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY of SirNicolay's Photography 101. 

In a span of eight years, I have already taught more than 3,500 students from all over the Philippines, including photography enthusiasts coming all the way from Ilocos to Davao. I have also shared my photography knowledge and skills to students from ages 7 to 70, to students who had difficulty of hearing, and even to numerous foreigners coming from Australia, the US, the UK, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, and Canada. I have been featured in numerous blogs and websites, including wheninmanila.com; my photography and lessons have also appeared on travel magazines, a local guide book, and I have also discussed photography on Shop Talk on ANC cable TV. More importantly, many of my students have already become award-winning photographers in local and international contests, successful professional photographers and businessmen AND lovers of the art and craft of photography for life. :D

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for supporting me in my teaching endeavor. 

- James Nicolay




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Top 5 reasons to study with SirNicolay:

1. You're studying with a REAL teacher, a professionally-licensed teacher, who can teach you the photography lessons the EASIEST way possible. He has a lot of experiences with cameras and taking photographs himself. His portfolio of photos are all over the Internet. And being an English teacher, his communication skills are excellent. He has already taught more than 3,500 students in more than 8 years of teaching photography.

2. He offers, hands-down, the CHEAPEST photography lessons in Metro Manila. The promo packages being offered make the lessons even more affordable.

3. The schedule of lessons are the MOST FLEXIBLE you'll find. You can study one lesson course this week, another two weeks later, another even months later. You will be able to learn at your own pace, on your own free time.

4. The number of students are very minimal (maximum of 8-10, depending on the class). This makes the teacher focus on individual students' needs. He's available for critiquingand answering your questions regarding improving your photography skills even weeks or MONTHS after you took lessons with him.

5. Once you have paid for the course and just in case you forget your lessons weeks or months later, you can request for a refresher and sit-in for free!


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"There are so many photography teachers these days who are competing with my photography lessons that I often question myself, do I still go on or do I throw in the towel? But then, once in a while, I continue to see my former students' photos which make me feel like a proud mentor, and I hear feedback about other photography teachers who are parading their work more than really "teaching" the students: these experiences are more than enough motivation to hold on and continue tiring myself weekend after weekend teaching students the beauty of capturing stories than mere pretty pictures." - SirNicolay

You will learn photography from a teacher who actually KNOWS how to teach. :) 
Don't waste your money on "photography teachers" who parade their work more than really teaching you the lessons. 

71 comments:

  1. To say that James teaches Basic Photography classes well is an understatement.

    I registered for his Photography 101 class armed only with enthusiasm to learn and my Nikon D40 cam, never mind if I had absolutely zero knowledge on the basics of photography and camera operations. The fee I paid for was minimal, and I kinda expected to learn only the basics. To my surprise, I greatly enjoyed the "class", learned the basics and much more! Teaching photography came naturally to James, since he is an English teacher by profession. He was generous enough to share personal tips that may help us take better photos. I got much more than what I bargained for. At 500 pesos, the class was definitely a steal!

    After BDP class, I got hooked and took the rest of James' classes. Aside from the enjoyment of learning photography, I am also glad to have found new friends through the classes.

    For all these, (Myles, I'll say it again) I will forever be grateful to James. :-)

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  2. I have learned a lot from sir james, after attending the Basic and landscape. The session are very affordable. I hope Im still looking forward to other sessions.

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  3. So much has been said about how great (concise, high-yield, cheap, simple, effective) the lessons are, and what an impressive (talented, effective, inspiring, etc) teacher James is.

    I'm gonna keep this simple and say that James is a very *very* generous person. He unselfishly shares EVERYTHING he knows about making good photographs, and he is happy when his students are happy about the progress they have made.

    This is why we keep coming back for more.

    :)

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  4. i just have a question, the rates you stated above are only for one session? how many sessions do you conduct per class?

    eacrisanta@yahoo.com

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  5. Yep, one session per class.

    Another way of looking at it is that all of the courses I offer are part of one big Photography 101 lesson for people who are just beginning their passion for photography.

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  6. hi! can i still attend classes even without a laptop or a netbook? thnx!

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  7. hello! what does it mean nga ulit pag may asterisk? ex: 2 Students*

    thanks!

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  8. Hello!! i am planning to give my girlfriend a anniversary gift and this photo session will be perfect... how much does it cost?? My girlfriend has a Nikon D700 or D800 i think...

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  9. @ Princess,

    The asterisk marks for the number of people who has already paid for the indicated class.


    @ Yz:

    The prices are already indicated above, after the description of each lesson.

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  10. @ Samantha

    Yes, laptop is optional... unless you'll take an editing class (Natural, HDR, BnW), where it's mandatory.

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  11. hi! Im deaf. If I will bring my sign language interpreter, will he pay the fee also? Please advise. Thanks.

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  12. Hi Eric. In your case, I think your interpreter might have to pay as well because he will be learning the lessons the same time as you do. Hope to see you soon. :)

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  13. im interested to join the class since im liking photography, but UP is way far from my place. hope to attend in your class.

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  14. question bos..my gf and i are interested ok lng ba na isang cam lng dalhin namin...dslr xa...

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  15. Yeah, no problem with that. In fact a lot of couples who attended my class did that. :)

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  17. i have been a follower of your tabblo. i came across your blog just now and i found out that you offer photography classes! i recently bought my first dslr (used a p&s all my life) and we're still in the getting-to-know-you stage. i will definitely enrol in your class but that would have to be in summer (i work in a school and the summer break will be the best time for me). i'm excited! -bits & pieces

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  18. Hi! I submitted my form last thurs dec 10 expressing my interest to attend your natural editing & web publishing on dec 19 at 3pm but until now I haven't received any confirmation. I wish to be included on that day. I will be submitting a form again & I hope I will get a comfirmation soon. Thanks

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  19. hello! how can i get your BDO account details so i can deposit the payment? thank you. :D

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  20. Hi DeSanggria! Have you submitted a form yet?

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  21. Hi! I submitted a form a week ago and still have no word from you regarding bank details or some form of confirmation for Jan 16 schedule. Should i resend?

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  22. Divi, I sent you a reply. Maybe it got lost in your Spam Mail?

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  23. hello sir. where can i possibly contact you? can u email me asap at beverly.chan@ymail.com
    or, u may txt me at 09235629420. il call u after.:)

    thanx.

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  24. sir I have already submitted the form & I am interested on attending to your class on 01/17/2010 (Basic Digital Photography). How can I know your BDO account #?

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  25. i havent received any confirmation, even on SPAM. i submitted last saturday, hoping to be on your Basic Digital Photography on March 13. email me again in this account instead: boy_manic@yahoo.com (russ) thanks!

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  26. Russel, your email bounced. It didn't recognize ...@ihg.com

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  27. SirNicolay,

    Good day po. Ask ko lang po sana kung saan sa UP-Diliman ang venue ng Photography class nyo. I will drop by & enroll personally. Di po kasi ako familiar sa area ng UP e. Thanx

    Rhey M.

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  28. hi sir. sa UP lang po ba magteteake ng pictures or lalabas din sa ibang places? thanks

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  29. Gerard, for the classes, yes sa UP magte-take ng pictures. Pero syempre you can practice on your own anywhere, di ba?

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  30. Hi Sir, ur class seems very interesting, i'd like to inquire how many 3-4 hour sessions ung basic digital photography? How many hours all in all is the whole course in basic digital photography, (will it take 6 months if every weekend only?)

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  31. Hi! I have signed the form for my husband. Do I have to sign another form if I want to enroll, too?

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  32. sir i emailed you about my interest in attending your basic digital photography class, and some questions... hope you received it!^_^ my email's emdeegulmatico@yahoo.com thank you sir!

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  33. sir, for clarification lang. ok lang if i enroll for a specific lesson only? which means i have to pay the corresponding amount only? thanks

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  34. can i ask a question?

    do i understand clearly that 1 session per lesson?

    so parang 7 sessions all in all for 7 lessons... tama po ba???

    me and my friend is interested to enroll in ur class... ty

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  35. Good Day Sir! Ilan po ang required students before mag go ang isang session? for example po sa Basic Photography..thanks a lot

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  36. Sir can you please give me your top 5 basic SLR camera (30-40k budget) that I can use for your class? Brand/model ty sir

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  37. Hi Sir. I plan to get the regular promo package but i plan to attend classes maybe twice a month. Since the November classes have not been posted yet, will it be okay if i just choose 4 schedules first?

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  38. Felix: At that budget, any Canon camera will do.

    Humanrepellant: Yes, that won't be a problem at all. :) Hope to receive your reservation form soon.

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  39. Hi Sir Nicolay!

    Can I still enroll for the workshop on Sunday (Sept. 5)? But can I just pay on the day itself? I just saw this site tonight and Im afraid that I might not be able to deposit the payment tomorrow.

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  40. hi sir nicolay, few questions lng po.. wat is ur bdo acount for the payment? and san po banda sa up ang venue? thanks.

    jayvee

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  42. 'hi sir,ask ko lang po kung ilang hours/days ung Budget Package All 7 courses + 1 certificate & complete handouts?reply po:) thanks :)

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  43. Sorry for the super late reply, but approximately, all courses will span 21 hours. :)

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    1. Sir if slr lng po ung camera pwede p rn po b mgenrol?

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  46. Thanks for sharing information about the photography lessons offered by Sirnicolays. The user reviews clearly highlight the quality and effectiveness of your photography lessons. Please share the schedule of your upcoming training sessions and photography workshops.

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  47. Hello po. Open parin po ba kayo para sa summer session? Tsaka pano po ajo mageenrol gor that? Tsaka ilan session po for the whole summer? Thankyou po.

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  48. sir active pa din po ba kayo ? paano po mag enroll ? gusto ko po magenrol ngaung dadating na april 2014 tnx po

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  49. Hello Sir. I have read a lot of positive feedback from your students and I'm interested to enroll in your class. I just want to ask if its okay to bring a camera with its default lens? I noticed that a lot of your students already upgraded their lenses during your classes.

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  50. hi sir. i registered last July 29 for the 7 sessions (1 certificate). i'm still waiting for the txt msg so i can deposit to ur BDO account. would appreciate if u can txt before the bank closes today. i can also bring the full amount tom if u prefer. sir, where are u going to hold the workshop? my # is 0917 5757 103. tnx

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  51. Thank you for sharing your free photography lessons. It is very helpful for me.

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  52. Thanks to sir Nicolay's Basic Digital Photography class, I learned a lot from it and now I am starting my photo blog. I used a Canon G11 then and now I bought a Canon D1200. I know I am just starting out but I know I will improve. Super big thanks Sir Nicolay! This is the site: http://kwispiphotography.blogspot.com/

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  54. This is just a fantastic post. Thanks for sharing these photography lessons. I have huge interest in learning photography so usually search for such stuff online. I am thinking to join a professional Port Macquarie Photographer for my training too.

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  55. i'm interested to enroll in your class.. donyou have schedule this May?

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  56. i'm interested to enroll in your class.. donyou have schedule this May?

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  58. Sir Nicolay, interested here for sunday class. ☺

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  59. Good morning, Sir Nicolay. Nag-fill up na po ako ng reservation form.

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  60. Hi Sir, i already registered last thursday but up to know i haven't received a text confirmation like it said after i registered. Will wait for your respond po. Tnx.

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  61. Fyi i registered online yesterday and received a reply that i will be receiving w/in 48 hours an sms about my registration and as of now I havnt received one. Thanks

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  63. good morning sir... nag fill up na po aq ng registration kahapon...waiting nlang po sa reply nio..slamat..

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  64. Hi sir Nicolay, I registered last tuesday. but didnt receive a reply. emailed you as well, still no reply. Hoping for an update! Thanks

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  65. Looking forward to learn here in your online photography classes, your class sounds interesting and I wanna learn photography. Thank you for posting!

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  66. Sir. Nakapagbayad na po ako sa promo. Update nman po and pwde ko po bang mahingi ulet yung sched ko? Nabura ko po kase eh 😔 salamat po.

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