I love crafting and learning new things. In 2014 I learned how to spin yarn and that was great! I master everything I do. I always set my mind on doing so. And for the past 7 years since having children, I have been snapping away at those photos. Finally I said, you know what…since I’m taking 1,000 photos a year or more lol…why not learn to do it the right way and actually capture art, capture moments in the best way possible.
So I upgraded my mirrorless compact Sony Nex 5N for a Sony alpha 57 DSLR and got to shooting. I have about 70 classes at Craftsy.com under my belt and now I will add 2 more to them. In addition to this, Youtube is a great source of info for a beginner photographer. I have been discovering what I like to shot and how. And the added benefit to me is that I am already creative and craftsy, the art of composition totally makes sense to me because that was something I learned and picked up when I first began to design fashion and knitwear. So not only will photography lessons help our family photos, having these skills will also help my products, my patterns and my ability to show off what I love- to create fabulous and savvy STUFF. I’ll post from time to time my photos from class. The teachers are great at positive critique and allowing you to grow. I highly suggest Craftsy’s platform of online learning. You can watch any time, take it anywhere as long as you have the internet and all materials are PDF downloads. It’s great. And because I love it so much, here is a link to take you there! www.craftsy.com. They normally have sales every month so I recommend catching those, out of all the classes I have enrolled in- the photography and arts classes are the most expensive lol…I had my eye on the two I picked for about 6 months before I got it at 50% off.