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I shared with you last week about how I hate going to the mall for pictures of my kids. I’m sure I’m not the only one who hates this chore, am I right?
But taking pictures of my kids at home didn’t turn out good either…the lighting was always bad and I never could seem to get the angle right. My scrapbooking photos looked terrible compared to the pretty pictures I saw in scrapbooking magazines.
When I started blogging a few years ago, I also recognized that the pictures I took of my projects or recipes looked terrible compared to more seasoned bloggers. I thought it was all about the camera I had, so I bought a new one.
A $500 DSLR camera. Which I couldn’t even figure out how to turn on.
I thought maybe having a fancy camera would make my pictures better. For $500, it should take better pictures! And while I notice that my recent photos look better than older ones, they could still be much better. Like maybe I should actually learn how to use the manual settings on my camera, and how to use lighting, and what an f stop is.
If you can relate, you might want to head over to Craftsy to pick up this free eGuide entitled Understanding Exposure for Better Photos Now: Beginner Photography Tutorials.
This short eGuide teaches you the basics of how to take better pictures by using the features on your camera, such as shutter speed. It’s written by an award-winning professional photographer, Nicholas Donner, and it’s sure to help you achieve more Pinterest-worthy photos of your family.
The best part about this eGuide is that you get an exclusive coupon for one of Craftsy’s online photography classes to help you further your goal of becoming a better photographer. The classes I’m most looking forward to taking are:
- Family Photography: Candid Moments & Storytelling with Kirk Tuck
- Basics of Digital Photography (with Rick Allred)
- Creative Photography: Capturing Life Differently, with George Lange
The thing I like best about these photography classes is that I can take them at home and at my own pace, as my access to the videos never expire. The prices are also very inexpensive compared to other classes I’ve looked into…the one at our local community college is several hundred dollars for only a few hours of instruction.
I can’t wait to see how much my photography improves after working through these classes…hopefully I’ll never have to pay for professional pictures ever again 🙂