Easy, at-home Photography Lessons

These are some resources I would recommend to get you started with photography, and tools for creating inspired imagery. The following is a list of  blogs, video tutorials
and self paced classes that are fun and easy to digest because most photography resources can be SO TECHNICAL.  These links will guide you based on current trends by top
photographers/ instructors. Some will show you step by step how to compose an image with basic photography tricks that will always deliver –  only if you practice and play!
Photography is what you make of it, so try new things and experiment because every image is a step toward your next one. ENJOY the journey & tell me all about it!

 
 Elsie & Emma : A Beautiful Mess, A Color Story

Elsie & Emma : A Beautiful Mess, A Color Story

A Beautiful Mess

I've been following Elsie and Emma for a while now.  A best friend creative team that started in scrapbooking and moved on to a successful blog and app. I've purchased
a few classes and photoshop actions that have elevated my work. These photography tips incorporate design, too! ABM is geared towards a female audience. 

Note: Photography actions are for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop users. If you'd like to use ABM filters, download their app, A Color Story, for your smart phone! 

 Brit + Co ignites the creative spark in women.

Brit + Co ignites the creative spark in women.

Brit + Co

I discovered Brit + Co while working at a PR firm. They were a photography studio based in SF staging wonderful shoots for brands. Today they have developed into a powerhouse studio, blog & shop for entrepreneurial creatives. In a past life I was a work horse designer + photographers working in a corporate PR firm needing inspiration asap and DIY ideas for social content and these resources are available now. B+C photo styling inspired me initially to keep them as a trusted resource for social media posts. A nice thing is you can purchase these classes as a gift for someone else, too! (Alex Moreira)

 Creative Live - watch videos for free 

Creative Live - watch videos for free 

Creative Live

My favorite resource, and it's free if you tune in! Creative Live will has live broadcast videos for free everyday, which is great! I've watched a few great videos and some so-so videos... but they were free and taught me something I wouldn't have learned otherwise. Creative Live also has something called Photography week, where they offer tons of educational videos led by successful photographers. 

 Skillshare - learn from the best in the industry

Skillshare - learn from the best in the industry

Skillshare

Like Creative Live, Skillshare is another resource that will teach you anything about everything. Do a bit of research on the instructor before you buy individual classes, see if their work aligns with yours or is in the same style you strive for. Skillshare Premium gives you full and unlimited access to all Skillshare classes for under $100 - so I got the company I was working for, or my client that was asking for heavy photography content, to expense my membership. I was able to watch videos as I was editing or designing. Staying cutting edge is all about educating yourself about what others are doing now!