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.
- The Art of Photography – covered basics of photography as an art form and photo composition
- Camera & Lighting Essentials – Aperture/Shutter Speed/ISO, JPG vs. RAW
- Practice – We were given assignments and were sent out to take photos
- 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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Pretty pictures! 😉 I love that Groupon changes lives (I worked there for about a year and half) and photography stuff is always so exciting!
I guess groupon was still pretty new when you worked there…? How cool! Yeah I really love getting a good deal.
What a fun Groupon to get! I love buying them to try and learn different things 🙂 The photos turned out great–very nice job!
Thanks! I’m really glad I bought it. Can’t beat $50 for a 4 hour workshop! I love groupon, too!
Oh wow! great shots Meagen, I bet your brother is thrilled with them! What a happy family 🙂
Thanks, Charli! I’m not sure who was more excited that they turned out well, me or them! 😉
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!
Love the pictures! You should tell your brother’s wife that’s she’s a natural model:-)
Wow beautiful photos! I’m sure your brother loved the result of all your hard work! 🙂 I recently bought a new camera (a Nikon d3100) and am just loving it!
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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