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Teaching Photography

For the longest time, I’ve been interested in teaching photography. The only thing is I don’t really have the means to do so outside of the internet. So I want to use my blog, this blog to show others how to use their DSLR cameras. Teaching photography has been something I have been working towards for almost 4 years. I feel that I’m at a point where I can finally give the best information possible.

I know a few years ago when I got my 1st DSLR courtesy of my wonderful husband, Kevin… I had no idea where to begin. I didn’t know who to look to for help and I spent about 4 months using my camera in Auto (UGH! I KNOW!) until I stumbled upon Rachel Brenke (aka The LawTog). She’s an amazing photographer who also happens to be an Attorney, a mom of many children, and a military spouse. At the time I had found her, she had multiple online workshops that were around $89 (on sale) each. So I “begged” (read: asked, I’ve never had to beg for money from him) for the money to take the workshops. I took the first two (a beginner and an intermediate workshop) and fell in love with photography even more.  Over the course of a few more months, my husband bought me my 1st Prime Lens a Canon 50mm 1.8. I loved that lens because it gave my photos something special. I continued to learn, basically spending hours every single day researching local photographers that did hands-on workshops. I wanted to work with someone to get hands-on experience.

I came across Beryl Young and took one of her little mini workshops that happened to be free. I followed her and still do follow her, I get her emails regularly. She uses daily life to teach photography. She also has an online class called Illuminate, this course she created after she lost her 1st daughter Bella. You can read more information about her journey via this link.

Finally, I had found my hands-on mentor, Tammy! She was not exactly local when I first found her and fell in love with her photography style. She had these clean images, they were beautiful, well composed, etc.  When I first found her, her husband was stationed in Nevada. So she too was a military spouse, I felt comfortable with her from the moment she and I started emailing. She was genuine, she just gave me great vibes. I’m so glad I drove the 2 1/2-3 hours to see her. We had a great time talking photography, business, family, military lifestyle, etc. She was great. Love her! I still follow her and send her an occasional update on my photography journey.

So now that I’ve spent the last 4 years studying pretty much every single detail I can in photography. I want to offer my knowledge to others. I want to teach others the basics of photography. There was a time where I wanted to start up an e-course but I don’t really think I have the time or the following to really start an e-course at this time. Maybe in the future, IF I have more of a following.

How do you all feel about seeing posts about Photography on this blog? Let me know in the comments section! I really would love to hear your opinions. If you’d love to learn about photography, please tell me what you’re interested in learning. Or let me know on my other social media accounts.

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