DAY 1 OF 10: “LEARNING BASIC PHOTO SKILLS” – AT HOME !

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Day One: “Home” — Get Oriented

When you think of home, what do you imagine? You might picture a house from your past, your favorite neighborhood hangout, or a city you miss. And while home is often found on a map, it can also be less tangible: a loved one, a state of mind, a forgotten time.

Here’s a literal (and tiny) interpretation of home:

What does home look like to you? Share an image in a new post.

Today’s Tip: Before we dive into this course, make sure you’re comfortable with your camera! Brush up and read your camera manual, or explore the features in your camera phone. You’re free to use any type of equipment, from your smartphone to a point-and-shoot, or your dSLR or something else.

Day One: “Home” — Get Oriented

Photo of the San Francisco Bay Bridge by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.
What does home look like to you? Photo of the San Francisco Bay Bridge by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.

If you’re just getting to know your camera, poke around. Press buttons. Find features like:

  • a switch to turn your auto-flash on/off
  • a button to zoom in and out
  • a switch to turn a grid on your screen on/off
  • other basic built-in editing tools

You won’t use these buttons and tools right away, but it’s good to know where they are.

Posting on the go? If you’re taking pictures from your iOS or Android device and want to draft and publish posts while you’re out and about, download the WordPress app (for iOS | for Android) and test it out!

THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR 10 MORE DAYS AS WE EXPLORE THE BASICS OF HOW TO GET COMFORTABLE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY. THIS COURSE DEVELOPED BY WORDPRESS IS A BASIC COURSE TO HELP YOU PRACTICE BASIC PHOTO TECHNIQUES SO YOU CAN MASTER YOUR SKILLS IN PHOTOGRAPHY. STAY WITH FOR 5 DAYS THIS WEEK, AND 5 DAYS NEXT WEEK.

HERE IS SOME MORE BASIC IDEAS OF SOME THINGS YOU CAN PRACTICE TAKING PICTURES OF, RIGHT AT YOUR HOME:

white and grey kitten smelling white daisy flower
Photo by Alex Bargain on Pexels.com
vegetables people garden agriculture
Photo by Kampus Production on Pexels.com
cozy rattan sofa with cushions in tropical garden
Photo by Skylar Kang on Pexels.com

Published by 123photogo

I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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