*images from this post lost due to this debacle :(
You've probably heard me whine about my broken camera already. It hit extra hard because I had just learned how to used the darn thing! I got a call from the
doctor repairman this morning and my baby will be home from the hospital shop sometime in the next month. Sigh...thinking happy thoughts.
As you know one of my 12 in 2012 goals was to take a photography class and learn how to use my new Nikon D3100. Well Brandy of Bella Pop heard my call and offered me a spot in her first test class, Shooting in Manual online class. In exchange I would give her feedback and tell you all my honest opinion about the class.
Well honestly...It exceeded all of my expectations. I am amazed at the things I learned in just 4 short weeks. I was really worried that an online class wouldn't have enough hands on practice or individual help, boy was I wrong.
The class is broken down into 4 lessons/weeks. Each includes detailed instructions/information plus a video and an assignment. Everyone in that session is part of a private Facebook group where you post your shooting practice. You then get feedback from the instructors and your classmates. You learn so much not only from your own practice, but by others as well.
Everyone is so supportive and I felt comfortable asking even the silliest of questions. I went in knowing NOTHING about my camera or photography in general. Now I'm spouting off words like aperture, shutter, and bokeh!
If you have been wanting to learn how to use your camera (the real way) I highly recommend this class. I can't wait to take my next class from Bella Pop. I just need to decide if I want to take Composition & Design or Shooting with Natural Light...hmmmm?
Hop on over to Bella Pop and check out the class schedule. If a class isn't in your budget right now, I recommend subscribing to Brandy's blog posts. She gives amazing photography tips! She also loves vintage as much as I do and takes lovely pictures of her finds :)