I recently made a firm decision that I was going to spend a good amount of time working on my photography skills. I actually bought my camera off of craigslist a couple of years ago and have been frustrated with myself for taking so long to learn. I have a Canon Rebel XT Digital SLR camera with a Canon EF-S 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 zoom lens and Canon EF 75-300 1:4-5.6 zoom lens plus other little goodies like some filters and a remote…..this is a pretty standard package deal.
Quite awhile ago I bought the Photography 101 class by Shoot Fly Shoot and while I wholeheartedly recommend them, I personally just have been letting other things take priority over actually watching the videos and practicing. But not anymore! After my Blogger Stylin’ Christmas Home Tour, I honestly got so upset with myself because I knew that I could have brought better photos to all of you. Thank you SO much for all of your kind comments by the way! About a week ago I glued myself to my laptop and watched one video after another. It seems like within that short amount of time that I finally got it! All of the photos above are not perfect by any means, but they were taken as part of my “practice time” since watching the videos and I’m pretty excited about them.
If this has been a goal of yours, I encourage you to click the banner below and take a look around. They offer Photography 101 & 102, Lightroom 5, Photoshop CS5 & CS6, Room Makeover, and Photoshop Touch Up. As for me, I’m just happy that when my kids are enjoying Christmas morning this year , it only took me a few days of learning to be able to capture a great photo of them and not just something on my iphone.