One of the things I’ve filled that extra time with is learning new skills that have been interesting to me for awhile now. The first of which is Photography. I’ve wanted to learn for years now but there aren’t any photography schools nearby, and certainly none with babysitting for five kids! The answer then is a home study course I was sent to review called Learn and Master Photography.
It’s reasonably priced considering how much information you get in the kit. A lesson booklet and several DVDs that take you through the process of becoming familiar with your camera and understanding how to get it off auto-focus. I’m still learning.
Lesson three is as far as I got this weekend. Lesson one discussed the history of the photograph including some of my favorite historic images, how the technology developed over the past 200 years, etc. Lesson 2 had the camera basics laid out easy to understand and I started experimenting more with aperture and depth of field. Lesson 3 discussed file management which I have covered using a mixture of Creative Memories Memory Manager Software and well named computer folders.
I can’t wait to delve deeper into the course over the next few weeks! Each lesson comes with exercises and challenges to begin implementing what you’ve been studying and I know I’m only going to continue improving in my photography skills as I go on.
Do you have a time set aside to learn new things? Even if you are like me stuck-at-home-in-the-middle-of-no-where with five kids you definitely can do something like this Learn and Master Photography Course. And when my kids get a little older we can use some of the other DVD instructional courses for teaching homeschooling extracurricular subjects. One more thing to cross off my list!
Want to join me each week as I practice improving my photography? I’ll post briefly what I’m learning and we can share in the forum our favorite photos related to the topic at hand ok?
And if you want to really learn along with me try picking up a copy of Learn and Master Photography for yourself.