Raise your hand if you own a DSLR or point and shoot camera but don’t know how to use all of the functions. Every year, my husband upgrade our nice camera and while I absolutely love the quality of the photos and what the camera can do, I know that I am not using the camera to the best of it’s ability. Cameras can do so much but many owners (like myself) don’t know how much we’re missing.
The past couple of years Best Buy offered a free workshop to teach us about our cameras. We would bring our cameras with us and the professionals would show us how to use the camera in manual mode and explain simple terms like aperture and shutter speed. (You know words that were completely foreign to me.) Those workshops help me get a grasp on the basics and have helped me enhance my photography skills.
Best Buy has a couple new programs that are perfect for beginners and intermediates wanting to learn more about their camera.
Free In-Store Photography Workshops – for Beginners
If you’re wanting to improve your photo game and you’re a beginner at photography, start with a free in-store photography workshop. These classes are two hours long and will cover the photography basics & allow you 1:1 interaction with our Camera Experience Shop Experts to walk through your camera’s settings. This is how I got started and love the info I learned from them! Once you’re done, take the next step into the upcoming Photography Workshop Tours on 10/20 and 1/19. You can sign-up to be notified when these go live for registration in the fall/winter. LEARN MORE
Best Buy Photography Workshop Tours – for Intermediates
The Best Buy Photography Workshop Tours are new and only available in certain cities (Seattle, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, New York City and Minneapolis) on 7/28. These are half-day excursions where you’ll get the chance to work with pro photographers & our Camera Experience Shop experts to conduct 4 individual photo shoots. You’ll get to test & try an array of lenses & accessories to truly unleash what’s possible with photography, learn to think like a pro & walk away with some amazing photos. At the end of the day in addition to lunch you’ll get a bag of camera goodies + if you share your photos on social media with the #BestBuyPhotoWorkshops you’ll be entered to win Best Buy gift cards or a dream photography package! The events cost $50 – but you’ll easily make this up with the giveaways, lunch, transportation, and the priceless opportunity to work with pros! LEARN MORE
Whether you’re going to take a class or not, be sure to check out Best Buy’s Camera Experience Shop. It’s just like visiting a specialty camera store but it’s located inside of Best Buy. There are experts to help you with any type of question you have and I love that they are very hands on and can show you on cameras how to solve problems or fun features that you didn’t even know existed.
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