Mr. P and I have had the new camera for a while now and I’m still sort of afraid of it. A good friend of mine took an intro photography class and said it was so worth it.
There’s no point to owning a DSLR if you don’t know how to use it. Truly, you may as well get a quality point and shoot camera or just use your cell phone. Both of those can be great options!
Mr. P and I signed up for a class with Isla Studios, which offers beginner classes in San Francisco, Palo Alto and LA. Beginner classes are 3 hours – not a huge commitment. As a bonus, we used a Google Offer which gave us half off!
The Verdict? The class was awesome and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about their camera. I’m a visual learner and they did a great job explaining what a setting does to the camera and how the same picture can look different with setting adjustments. The instructor took the time to make sure everyone knew how to adjust the controls on their own cameras. It seems so simple and not scary now!
I’ve been practicing my newly-acquired skills on the Christmas tree, running out the battery and quickly filling up my memory card. I’ll have something to show for my efforts on Thursday!