I recently upgraded my camera and lenses. I had been shooting with an Olympus camera that I have had for probably 7-8 years. As we all know, electronics get out dated so quickly. And that camera, although still in great condition, just couldn't keep up.
I purchased a new (to me) Nikon D600 – full frame CMOS sensor with 24.3 megapixels, ISO expandable to 25,600 and continuous shooting up to 6 frames per second … needless to say, it was quite the upgrade!
And since I was switching brands … well, that meant I had a whole new camera to learn. New buttons I didn't have on my Olympus, some of the same buttons that were now in different locations. And even the interface of the buttons – I used to toggle between settings, but now I have two dials to adjust settings…
Needless to say, I was confused.
I had to read the manual and watch a few online tutorials before I felt comfortable even taking a couple of test shots. And I needed quite a few portrait sessions to practice and feel familiar enough with the controls to be efficient while changing the settings.
Now I can only imagine if I was learning the technical aspects of photography, too! Thankfully, I learned the exposure triangle and how to make those adjustments when I first started with photography in junior high and high school with an old 35mm film SLR (Single Lens Reflex, in case you were wondering).
But this is why I have begun to offer Camera Basics Classes. I understand how confusing it is to figure out how the camera works. How frustrating it is - you see an image in front of you, imagine how you can capture it on the camera …. and yet the image that is taken looks nothing like what you visualized.
And for a limited time, this Camera Basics Class (two classes, actually, with continued online coaching support) will be offered for the introductory price of $49. This price will never again be this low and I wanted to offer my best clients – that's you! - this special offer first. Contact me today to reserve your spot.
PS – Interested in learning how to use your camera but not ready to commit to the class? Click here for 7 Tips for Better Photos with your DSLR!