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Photography 101

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In today’s day and age, pictures seem to be worth a thousand words. I mean, across various social media platforms, people will scroll (sometimes for hours on end) scanning through image after image.  As our lives continue to get busier and busier (or so it seems) some do not have the time to sit and read an entire article.

Now, that’s not to say no one enjoys lengthy or detailed posts – it’s really just based on preference and how individuals choose to manage their time.

With that being said, photography is essential. One image can capture hundreds (maybe even thousands) of viewers. Of course this is depending on the audience you are trying to engage. Capturing such fascinating images can be a challenge, especially if you are new to the photography world.

Prior to my husband and I meeting, he had done quite a bit of traveling and always had a camera by his side. He has captured some scenic images from Europe, the Caribbean and right here at home across the United States.

Before our wedding, I bought him a new DSLR camera for him to use on our honeymoon in Bora Bora; he was able to take some very nice photos that I have since framed in our house. Since I’ve begun blogging, we both have been watching videos online (and reading numerous articles) to fully understand the different functions on the camera and shooting in manual mode.

I mean, isn’t this just gorgeous?!

While he has a knack for capturing beautiful scenery, we could improve on shooting in a portrait setting.

Have you ever wanted to improve your photography skills? Learn how to capture the perfect image of a recipe you just whipped up? Want to improve your Photoshop skills or not even sure where to start? CreativeLive offers online classes to do just this!

CreativeLive is an online education platform that offers more than 1,500 classes from the top instructors in photography, Photoshop, art, design, money, and even lifestyle!

To help improve our photography skills, I’ve enrolled in the Fundamentals of Photography though CreativeLive and they want you to join with me! You can take any class (view them here) for 20% off with the code ISHARE20.” Sign up for a class by 5/31/17 in order to get your discount!

This opportunity is too good to pass up! Not only is the class conveniently set up online, it allows you to choose when and where you take the class and allows you to learn at your own pace. With such busy lives, the ability to take classes online is a huge plus!

What are you waiting for?! Come join me! 

Happy Thursday Friends!

*I received a photography class for free in exchange for writing this post.

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Ya’ll, today’s post just has me itching to go somewhere warm and preferably to somewhere tropical. We have finally booked our summer vacation which means I need to get my butt to the gym I can’t wait to enjoy cocktails on the beach!  Read More »