Monday, February 6, 2012
Taking the training wheels off of my not-so-new camera!
Some of you may remember the day I sold my Dad's old camera equipment...and bought my new fancy camera. You all were so supportive of me...even though I hated to part with those pieces that had meant so much to him. I knew he would rather me have something I could use rather than the complicated equipment that I had kept up in my closet for 8 years because I was too intimidated to learn anything about it.
My new camera has been great. I have been able to take some fabulous and beautiful pics of my children and I enjoy the look of pics taken indoors without that blasted flash. But...this year I am wanting more. I read Dana's and Kim's blog. They have grown so much as photographers. I want to grow too. I want to capture more of what is really there...just like they and so many others of you do.
There is a great website I have come across. It speaks directly to my desire....to learn to take better pictures!
Chimpsy is the name. They are offering a free service here where you can subscribe by email and they will send you tips and instructions to get you moving....without "the training wheels" of the automatic setting.
Does that scare anyone else?
They also offer lots of classes that you can attend in person or online. The prices seem fairly reasonable, but I haven't done much shopping around. It also appears that they advertise on Groupon and Living Social....which can lead to some awesome savings and super deals.
To read more about all that Chimpsy has to offer...go here.
Let me know what you are learning.
I hope to be sharing some of my new tricks soon too.