Over the last 3+ years I would like to think my photography skills have greatly improved, it started with buying my Canon T2i and doing all that I could to learn it.
A few of the tools I used to learn photography and all about my camera:
- An online e-course through my local community college, it taught me the photography basics and really helped me understand the terms.
- Classes at National Camera where I purchased my camera, all about what each button does. So helpful!
- Photography sessions at blog conferences. Interactive teaching and the chance to answer questions.
- Shooting in raw. It seems scary but it lets you change things and apply those same changes to multiple images.
- Purchasing Lightroom. Best purchase ever! It makes editing so much easier. It is more user friendly than Photoshop for basic edits.
- Sometimes you need more advanced edits and Photoshop does come in handy for that level of editing.
With a summer full of major life events Scott and I decided to upgrade my camera. With a buyer for old camera secured (My future Sister and Brother-In-Law) and lots of online research completed I headed to buy the Canon EOS 60D. The first in the semi-professional line.
It has similar features to the T-series but a top of the camera display that shows you all the pertinent information for each picture. I bought it on Saturday and spent the 1+ drive on the way to a wedding reading my instruction manual. I reviewed all the features that were different and tried to wrap my head around how to operate this much more advanced camera.
Hopefully over the next few weeks I get to take a lot of pictures to test this camera out!