I bought a Canon Rebel DSL Camera when my oldest son Jack was a baby because our point and shoot digital camera seemed to have a delay. I felt like I always missed those precious smiles. The Rebel was a HUGE improvement over my old camera but something was still missing.
Fast forward five years later and I’m embarrassed to say that in all this time I have never learned how to use my camera in manual mode. Don’t get me wrong-I’ve tried. I’ve spent countless nights reading the owner’s manual and scouring internet tutorials. I just can’t seem to “get” it. It is beyond frustrating for me to feel like I’m not getting the best shots I am capable of both of my kids and the projects I do for this blog.
Enter one of my favorite blogs-Centsational Girl. Earlier this month Kate posted about why you should learn to shoot in manual and featured a new photography online course site called Shoot, Fly, Shoot. I was sold. The Photography 101 course seems like exactly what I’m looking for. It consists of 11 video lessons (over 3 hours of lessons total) so that visual learners like myself can see exactly how to use their camera.
The class is $69, which is a pretty good value I think. I had been on the verge of buying it for days but having a hard time committing. I woke up this morning and my inbox told me I sold a painting in my Etsy shop for just about that amount so I figured it was a sign to go ahead and take the plunge. I just signed up this morning for the class so I’ll be giving you updates as I progress through it. I love that its self-paced because with the three little guys I never know when I’ll be able to get a quiet moment.
By the way this is not a sponsored or affiliate post at all. The guys over at Shoot, Fly, Shoot have no idea who I am short of someone who registered for their class. So stay tuned for my honest opinion of the course and hopefully some vastly improved blog photography as well!