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:
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.
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.
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.
Attempt 1. Fail
Attempt 2. Much better.
We also got to practice with hula hoops and there’s live demonstrations on how to freeze flowing water.
Can you catch a shuffling deck? I sure can! How are your photography skills? Let me know down below!