So, Santa brought you a new camera?
Welcome to the world of Digital Single Lense Reflex (DSLR) Cameras!
Not sure what all the buttons, dials and menus mean? Not really interested in reading the manual? What is the solution? A beginner photography class may be worth the time and cost. An Introduction to DSLR Photography course will help you learn the basic operation of the camera, how to work with the different setting options, and basic photography techniques and skills.
If you are worried that you will not know enough about your camera or will be lost in the class, don’t be. A good introduction to photography course will have a wide range of skill levels. From people who have just taken the camera out of the box up through people who have been shooting for a few years but want to go back and refresh basic skills. My wife and I took one together a few years ago, we were probably two of the more skilled photographers in the class, but we still learned and improved our skills through the course. We learned a lot helping the beginners in the class. We have referred several friends and all have enjoyed the course.
Where to find a photography course?
You can look at your local community college, but if the thought of registering for a college class intimidates you, there are other sources. Check with a local camera store – a local shop, not the big box stores. They may offer courses or know of a good local photography course. In Charlotte, we are fortunate to have a Photography Museum, one of only a few in the nation. The LightFactory offers photography courses in the evening that are taught by local photographers.
Have you taken a local course you would recommend to others in your area?