Not only is my nesting instinct kicking into high gear, but now I’m stressing about being able to take good pictures of the new baby. Ugh. So with that in mind, I figured it was about time that I finally learned to use my DLSR correctly. I shoot in manual mode with my camera (a Canon Rebel T3i), but I really only knew one setting to change, the shutter speed. And the only reason I knew how to adjust the shutter speed was by accident. Seriously.
So I decided to sign up for Nicole Gerulat’s Photo 101 class. I follow Nicole on Instagram and her feed is gorgeous. I figured if she could get photos like that from her iPhone then she must be pretty bad ass with an actual camera 😉 Sign me up! I know I needed to start with the basics and learn how to use my camera correctly.
Photo 101 was the perfect class for me. Nicole has it nailed. I learned so many things, most importantly? Aperture and white balance are your friends, get to know them. I’d highly recommend this class to anyone trying to step up their photo-game. Or to the clueless mamas, like me, out there that rushed out and bought a DLSR when they had their first baby and never learned how to use the damn thing.
Here’s a couple of examples of my “homework assignments” from Photo 101.
The class lasted a month and I feel like a new woman 😉 Photography is addicting. I’m jonesing for Photo 102 right now and lighting! Oh the excitement!
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You better believe I’m using that code to sign up for Photo 102! The code will expire on Oct. 18th, so hurry up and place your orders. I think they’d make perfect Christmas gifts.
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