I don’t know if you know it, but the holiday season is just around the corner which means tons of picture taking opportunities. Think Christmas photo cards, dinner around the Thanksgiving table, that moment when the kids find out what Santa brought them and so much more.
You want to be ready for these moments, don’t you?
You don’t want an album full of photos that look like this?
Or this, right?
Lucky for you, there’s still time to brush up on your photography skills, and we’ve got you covered. We’re teaming up with Mom and Pop Photo School to offer one reader the opportunity to win a free 101 Set Photography Course which includes Camera 101 and Portraits 101 (retail value $99).
What is Mom and Pop Photo School?
It’s a self-paced online photography course designed to help you turn everyday moments into beautiful family photos. It was started by a mom, just like many of us, with a passion for teaching photography basics.
What’s included in the 101 Set?
- Full-color, PDF format guide that includes Portraits 101 and Camera 101
- Example photos and illustrations
- Practice exercises for each lesson
- Printable pocket guide
- Access to the student lab
- Orientation week and 101 Nugget emails
- Local meet-ups (not available in all areas)
What’s good about the 101 Set?
I had a chance to check out the 101 Set photography course myself, and here’s what I liked about it:
- User-friendly and easy-to-follow
- It’s easy-to-read without a l0t of techie language
- 101 Set guides and Mom and Pop Photo School website are both well-organized and “pretty”
- Realistic photo examples and practice exercises
- You can go through the lessons at your own pace
- You can be as active as you want in the lab
- Orientation week and 101 Nugget emails help keep you engaged in the course
What’s not so good about the 101 Set?
- It’s self-paced, which means it’s up to you to be disciplined enough to go through the lessons.
- While you’ll pick up some good tips, it’s not a cheap investment.
Overall, I enjoyed going through the course and definitely learned a few ways to improve my photography skills. As a caveat, I should mention this course alone won’t turn you into a master photographer (you’ll need a lot of practice for that), but it will certainly point you in the right direction.
This is a sponsored post. I received a free copy of the 101 Set Photography Course for review. All opinions shared below are 100% mine.