I bought my first DSLR camera right before my daughter Cora was born. I had no idea how to use it. I shot on automatic and didn’t bother even trying to learn anything else about my camera. It was too overwhelming. I thought fancy camera = good photos. While I am so thankful for any picture I have of my daughter, I look back and wish so much that I would have known what I do now about composition, story telling and my camera. I wish that I would have captured more of those precious everyday moments with my girl that I miss so much.
In 2011 (I think that’s when it was??) Ashley Ann told me about an online photography class she was getting ready to launch called SnapShop and asked if I would want to try it out. Ummm….yes!!! I jumped into SnapShop knowing absolutely nothing about photography. I wasn’t sure if I would ever be able to learn how to shoot in manual. You guys, Ashley is the best photography teacher!! Each section is so easy to understand and put into practice. Ashley teaches you all about your camera, elements of composition, how to tell a story with your photos, and how to shoot in manual. I turned my camera to the manual setting when I began this course and I never turned it back again. I am by no means a professional photographer, but I love knowing how to use my camera and capturing the “extraordinary in my ordinary” as Ashley describes it.
SnapShop is now a subscription based photography site with two anchor courses– SnapShop: DSLR & SnapShop:Phone. I have taken the phone course as well and it is just as great as her DSLR course! By subscribing to SnapShop you have access to both courses, new information is added monthly and you can work at your own pace. It is such a great deal! If you are wondering if this course is for you, the website says,
SnapShop is for the person looking to capture the beauty of their days through photography. It is also for the aspiring photographer hoping to hone skills without the constraints of sticking to class times.
So….I am telling you this because I love SnapShop. I love using my camera to tell the story of my family. And I love a good sale.
Today only, Ashley is offering 50% off the initial registration fee of $50. This is their last large discounted sale this year. Use code CYBERMONDAY to get a $25 discount on the initial registration and access to all course content. The $5 a month subscription fee will still apply until canceled. Or give this as a gift and use the code to get $25 off a $100 annual membership fee. I promise this is such a good deal for the amount of content you will have access to! Promise.
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