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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Shoot Fly Shoot Photography 101 Class

Before we left for vacation last month, I took the online Photography 101 Class by Shoot Fly Shoot.

My March big goal for 2012 was to find a photography class that would help me learn to use my DSLR camera a little better.  I looked around for a local class, but did not find one that I thought would be a good fit.  I also looked into doing a 1 on 1 class with someone, but did not have any luck.

Then I heard about Josh and Kevin's new online class and decided to give it a try.  I'm so glad I did!

You may know Kevin from Layla & Kevin's blog The Lettered Cottage.  If not - jump over and follow them!

Josh and Kevin take most of the mystery and confusion out of shooting in Manual with a DSLR.

I had already read my owner's manual cover to cover, and had read two of Scott Kelby's great intro books.  I had also played with my camera for 2 years, improving a little here and there.

But Josh and Kevin's class really pulled all of that disjointed learning together.
It helped me simplify the set ups when we were traveling, and get better shots.

I still have a ways to go to get the best shots that don't require much editing working after the fact, but I feel much more confident setting up for a really good shot - no matter the lighting conditions.

Here are a few shots I took on our San Francisco/Yosemite/Grand Canyon/Utah trip just after going through the training, and a couple right after the trip. 

I know that these shots were better than they would have been because I followed their guidelines and saw my shots improve as I was going.

A huge thank you to Josh and Kevin!
I'll be signing up for Photography 102 as soon as it's available!

1 comment:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, Bonnie! You are truly developing a nice eye. Pretty photos. I really need a course....photography is not a strength of mine!