Take Holiday Pics Like a Pro With a Photography Class

By , December 17, 2013 7:12 pm

‘Tis the season for family portraits and holiday card enclosures! Photography is more than just clicking a shutter and capturing a frame. It requires a great deal of skill, practice, patience, and of course, intimidating equipment.

Perhaps you’re looking to capture some precious family moments this holiday season. Perhaps you’re tired of hiring a professional photographer to take your family photos each year. Or perhaps you’re simply looking for a new hobby to play around with during the winter months. Whatever the reason, FunSherpa has a photography class to match every subject interest, skill level, and ability. These are a few of the most popular photography classes available right now:

Photo credit: csaveanu via Flickr

Photo credit: csaveanu via Flickr

Digital Photography 101

Don’t be intimidated by that Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera that you bought on a whim. Digital Photography 101 classes are often full-day intensive courses that help aspiring photographers understand the controls and functions of digital SLRs. Expect expert instruction, technical tips, hands-on shooting experimentation, and individual attention.

Outdoor Photography Workshops

Outdoor photography skills come in handy for nature lovers, architecture enthusiasts, and world travelers. Sign up for an outdoor photography workshop to learn about your manual settings like camera’s aperture, ISO, shutter speed. You can also receive one-on-one assistance with framing, composition, and lighting to capture impressive day and night images. You’ll soon be seeing skyscrapers, bridges, landscapes, and people like never before!

City Photographic Tours

Several cities, including Las Vegas, Washington D.C., and Boston, offer photographic safaris that let you step into the shoes of a travel photographer with an expert guide to lead you in the right direction. These tours include popular tourist attractions, lesser-known local sites, and the most visually-stunning vistas in the area. Tour guides specialize in offering technical assistance, travel tips, local anecdotes along the way.

Kids and Pet Sessions

Let’s face it; kids and pets are nearly everyone’s favorite subjects to photograph. But if you’d rather trust your luck to the pros, consider signing up for a new parent photo session or a pet session. These often include a variety of fun shots, printed images, and digital files to take home. Professional sessions make great gifts for new parents and pet owners too!


Photo credit: Nicolás García via WikiMedia Commons

Photo credit: Nicolás García via WikiMedia Commons

Many people are intimidated by all of the equipment that goes along with professional photography, but after just a class or two, you can be on your way to improved confidence and beautifully preserved memories. Holiday season is the perfect time to start picking up a camera, brushing up on your skills, and capturing inspiring images that last a lifetime.

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