Best Buy Free Photography Workshop!

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So you bought a new DSLR but have no idea how to use it. You scour the internet to get started. You might’ve even searched for introductory photography classes but maybe found them to be too pricey. Well, I’m here to tell you about Best Buy’s Photography workshop and best of all, it’s completely free!

I attended this workshop because even after reading and watching about how to use a DSLR, I was still having trouble with the basic aspects of photography. I am an absolute beginner and I can say that I’ve definitely improved my photography skills since.

So how do you sign up for these workshops? First head over to:

https://www.bestbuycameraexperienceshop.com

Type in your zip code and it will find the closest Best Buy to you that offers these workshops. After picking your location, you have to then reserve your seat. If the class is full, a waitlist is available.

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So what we did was meet up in a room where they explained what the workshop is about and taught us the basic of photography. Things like aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Since this is a hands on class, they have set up photography practice stations around the store to practice on. So as a group we went around to these different stations while they taught us the basic setting to optimize the quality of the picture being taken. For instance, above was a station where we had to take a picture of Tigger of a colored mat.

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The next station is to practice freezing a moving object. Below is the example. You can see that the tiny windmill is moving. We had to learn to use the proper setting to freeze this moving object in our pictures.

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Attempt 1. Fail

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Attempt 2. Much better.

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We also got to practice with hula hoops and there’s live demonstrations on how to freeze flowing water.

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Can you catch a shuffling deck? I sure can! How are your photography skills? Let me know down below!

 

Jules

Day dreamer. Lover of all things cute and pretty. I also have a thing with planners/organizers.

31 Comments
  1. How great that this workshop was free, a brilliant opportunity to learn more about getting the best out of your camera!

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  2. Lol, I had to google DSLR. I just signed up for a free class in Baltimore. Would have never known about this if I didn’t read your blog. Thanks so much!

  3. How cool of Best Buy to offer photography classes! Love the practice with freezing water and cards. Thanks for a fun post!

  4. I think it’s awesome that best buy is hosting a workshop for free! It’s the perfect way to kickstart your journey about photography! People would benefit so much from this, without a doubt.

  5. If I still lived in the US, I’d be all about this! Perhaps the next time I’m home I will take advantage of it. It’s good to know what is free.

  6. Finally a post about photography! Thank you for sharing this! There are so many elements of photography which some people don’t aware when they start to learn it. My photography skill is progressing, although still far from perfection.

  7. My photography skill are pretty much taking selfies, making flat lays and occasional buildings shots. You know, Instagram usual.
    BS,xx

  8. Wow, this is excellent, such a great workshop and pictures! One of my sisters-in-law is taking such a workshop, but my skills are really like being in a kindergarten while you are getting a PhD! 🙂 Freezing water, an object in movement… this is brilliant! I really loved this post, it gives me inspiration to have, maybe, better pictures! I hope you have a very nice weekend!
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  9. That is so great that you can get a free photography course after you buy your DSLR. I know so many people who buy fancy cameras but only use them on auto, not knowing anything about the settings and how to take a good shot.

  10. Sounds great! I would love to join these Best Buy classes next time I’m around. Even though I shoot on daily basis I’m so sticj with my own routines that I really need to join some workshops to shoot something different and feel the joy of finding new aspects.

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