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Class Review: How to Set Up 10 Essential Poses on Creative Live

Since I have been working on improving my photo-taking skills, I find that sometimes my biggest hang-up for getting quality photos is that I look like a doofus in so many of the photos I take of myself. I still get seriously awkward in front of my camera lens sometimes (and waaaay more so when my husband tries to take photos for me, although I seem to be okay when my mom takes the photos – I have no idea why.) To help overcome this, I watched the CreativeLive class How to Set Up 10 Essential Poses by Lindsay Adler. The class walks through 10 basic poses (standing, sitting, laying, couples, etc.) with live models, talks about how to arrange the pose to best effect, and then how to make each pose look like it’s a variety of poses by changing small things such as arm or leg placement. It …

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Craftsy Class Review: Basics of Digital Photography

Last year I got a nice DSLR and really worked on upping my photography game. As I’ve said, I’m proud of the progress I made and plan on to continue working on it. I took a photography class at the community college in high school and had a manual camera back then, but I had forgotten a lot because, hey, I’m 30, and high school was a while ago. To remind myself of what I swear I used to know about apertures, shutter speeds and those sorts of things, I took a class on Craftsy: Basics of Digital Photography with Rick Allred. If you’re wanting to get more familiar with manual settings on your camera, I highly recommend the class. The class is really focused on explaining the “exposure triangle” – ISO, shutter speed, aperture – what they are, how you control them, and how they affect exposure. The class …