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A Recommended Online Photography Class for new DSLR users

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The old saying is, “A picture is worth 1000 words.” For online businesses (and blogs!) I couldn’t agree more. When customers can’t touch your products, they rely on the images you post to convey the beauty, textures, and details of your item. You’ve probably noticed that some of the most successful online shops have professional quality product photos. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have already heard the exciting news I posted: I just invested in my first DSLR camera, a Canon Rebel T5. I purchased it on as a bundle for $529, and it includes everything (and I mean everything!) shown below:

Great! I’ve got a brand new camera, and I really don’t know the first thing about it. I mean, I can take pictures, but I want to take ah-mazing pictures. So, I headed over to and started browsing photography classes. If you aren’t familiar with, it’s a website that features all kinds of online video classes for various crafts. You can take the classes at anytime, and the links don’t expire. If you have questions, you can interact with the instructor in the virtual classroom. I signed up right away for Rick Allred’s Basics of Digital Photography class. I’m nearly finished with the class, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to any new DSLR owner.

A Recommended Online Photography Class for new DSLR users

If you are a more advanced user than me, you might be interested in Product Photography at Home, a class offered by Jessica Marquez and rated 5 stars by people that have taken it. It’s definitely the next class that I plan to sign up for on Craftsy.

A Recommended Online Photography Class for new DSLR users

Cheers to both of us taking better pictures – may you always remember to take the lens cap off!

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Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

Thanks so much for this post! I've been wanting to upgrade my camera for a while but had no idea what to get! Also, thanks for pointing me in the right direction of who can teach me how to use it. lol


Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

You're welcome Johanna! Let me know if you purchase it and what you think about it!