One of the first questions I get when I tell people that I
do photography is, “Did you go to school?” The answer is no, I did not go to
school but I did invest in taking a few online courses to get the basics of my
camera. After that, it was YouTube videos, online resources and of course going
out and practicing every day.
kids went to bed was when I would stay up past midnight most nights absorbing
all the information that I could so I can put it into play the next day. Here
are a list of some of those resources I used and the online school I invested
course so I took advantage of that. I first took the Digital 101 course. This
helped me get a better understanding of getting out of automatic mode and into
using Aperture Priority, which I will explain on a different post. This course
gave me such a great starting point and if you want to get into photography but
can’t spend a lot of money on a course I would recommend this one. Each week
you have an assignment and the teacher gives you advice on what you did right
and what you did wrong and how you can fix it. After that course I took a intro
everything. Some of the major subjects were Lighting, Obtaining Sharpness, and
posing. I am a seeing/doing type learner. I have to see it in action to know
how to do it. YouTube was great for my learning style.
I love each of these photographers because of the way they use the natural outdoor light and landscape around them in most of their photography. They are also all local to my area which I love. One is also an amazing birth photographer which I highly admire and so wish I could hire her to document our last baby!