Isn’t that what it’s all about? Everyone starts somewhere and the beginning of the year is a great time to do it. Maybe you got a new camera for Christmas, maybe you’ve had it for awhile and you can’t figure out why your pictures aren’t turning out the way you thought they should or maybe you just need something that’s not Team Umizoomi and reactivate those braincells you swear the baby stole. Whatever the reason is, you will end up with something that you love and capture those fleeting moments forever for your family.
Me? I was in a house-full of four little boys aged 2-9 and I barely knew who I was at that point. I picked up that camera and I took this shot shot of my 5 year old
and my heart exploded and the angels sang. I finally saw him in a picture the way I saw him in real life. I knew I had to learn more. I had to learn manual mode and how to see light so the camera wouldn’t mess up my pictures anymore (I might mess them up still ;)) So I taught myself by reading books, forum posts, everything I could get my hands on. I googled questions I had and it took me about a year to get it all together. And there it was, I finally had something that was for me! And I had amazing pictures of my family. Total win-win!
After a while, I found myself explaining things to other people who had similar questions a lot, and being a former kindergarten teacher, I loved it! So in 2009, I put it all together in a 4 week online class, it’s been revised 3 times since then and I’m so honored to have taught thousands of other people to learn to love photography. I’ve met so many amazing girls whom I now call good friends.
I want more people to feel like this. I’m giving an active participation seat away to a lucky person who shares this blog post on Facebook. Share the link in the comments and tell me why you want to win (make me laugh or cry for bonus points ;)) Photography Fundamentals starts THIS Monday, January 12. Here’s a little preview of class: