One of the biggest things I’ve struggled with since starting this blog just over a year ago is my photography skills (or lack of). The internet is a visual place, and good photographs are an essential part of a good blog. A couple months ago I came across what are, in my opinion, the best online photography classes ever.
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My husband gave me a fancy DSLR camera right after my 5 year old was born. I wanted to be able to take fantastic pictures of my kids, but admittedly had no clue how to use my camera. Fast forward a few years later, and along came our blog. Learning how to use my camera correctly became important in a new way. Great photographs are essential for a successful blog, but I still had no clue how to use my camera. I tried reading a few books and watching youtube videos, but nothing was clicking.
I do feel like I’ve improved a bit just from practicing over the past year, but I still didn’t know how to use the settings on my camera. Want an example of how bad some of our first blog photos were?
And to make matters worse, I tried to cover up my bad photography skills by adding all kinds of photoshop bling. Not sure what I was thinking here.
The good news is, a few months ago I came across online photography classes from Shoot Fly Shoot*. The classes are specifically made for the visual learner. The videos are broken down into short segments, and once you purchase them, you can watch them over and over as many times as you like. I purchased Photography 101 & 102. I’m only a few classes in and already have learned so much.
If you’ve been thinking about upping your photography game, or just want to learn how to use your DSLR camera, I can’t say enough about these classes. For more information, just click the picture below.