Family Photos

When I was back in Dallas I found a Groupon for a 4 hour photography class by Beaux Arts Photography for only $50. I decided to give it a try.

The class was broken up into 4- 1 hour segments.

  1. The Art of Photography – covered basics of photography as an art form and photo composition
  2. Camera & Lighting Essentials – Aperture/Shutter Speed/ISO, JPG vs. RAW
  3. Practice – We were given assignments and were sent out to take photos
  4. Adobe Lightroom 101 – How to backup, store, organize and edit your photos

The class is designed for true beginners. The instructor, Sam, explaned things in very simple ways and made things that are a bit complex a lot easier to understand. He was very patient and was willing to answer every question. I thought he was a great teacher.

The most valuable part of the class, for me, was the last hour on Lightroom 4. This is a program that I was already using, but not well. Sam taught me several new tricks that I wasn’t aware of that have really improved my photo editing skills.

I decided to take what I learned and put it into practice by taking some family photos for my brother and his family. This was my very first portrait photo shoot and I am really happy with the results!

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11 thoughts on “Family Photos

  1. These photos are gorgeous Meagan! Your brother has a beautiful family. I just got a new camera recently, and I really think I need to take a beginner’s class. I have no idea what I’m doing for the most part, but my pics have been coming out pretty decent. A true testament to how good the camera is! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

    • I got my first DSLR about a year ago, but didn’t have much time to learn until recently. I love it! They are so assisting. Wait until you start buying new lenses. Such a fun, but expensive hobby!

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