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[Sponsored] A Little Something for the Shutterbugs

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Remember when I took this photo a few months ago with my new camera and I was like, Oh my God I can’t believe I did that? I’m so excited to have an excuse to break it out again. I’ll make a confession, though: I have not been able to replicate this magic. I haven’t taken a photo that’s even close to this beautiful since.

I purchased a crazy awesome DSLR camera during the Fall because I was sick and tired of taking blurry photos with my camera phone. Having this blog, I have a choice: purchase stock photos all the time or take my own pictures to make this blog beautiful and enhance the quality of my posts. The answer is a no-brainer, right? There is so much to snap a pic of in my life anyway: two active boys, the natural beauty of MetroWest… when I look around, I see art everywhere. I always see something to share.

But the thing is, though I have a much more robust piece of equipment to help me share the beauty of my life with you, I learned very quickly that I am just a straight up photography rookie. For every pretty picture that I’m able to post here, there are 70 that are blurry messes… even with my fancy camera!

I’d really like to be a better photographer for two reasons: first, so that I can better catalog the lives of these two little bears and, second, so that I can better present my thoughts and words to you, Dear Reader, supplementing them with a image that will tie everything together and bring it all to life.

So I recently took a free Photography Strength Assessment Quiz, which confirmed what I already knew: I’m a total rookie. I don’t see that as a bad thing. I  have a lot of opportunity to learn and grow. After taking the quiz, I signed up for next week’s free webinar on demystifying my DSLR camera. I’m really looking forward to it! There are actually 6 webinars to choose from, if you want to, including one on lighting tips and other tricks to take better photos of your kids. Matter of fact, I’m signing up for that one, too.

Now, I admit that this quiz asks a lot of questions that are business oriented. If you aren’t interested in becoming a professional photographer, please ignore them. But if you are mildly interested in taking better photos, I hope you’ll take a look at the quiz and possibly sign up for a webinar afterward. The quiz and webinars are totally free. (Yes, as you can guess, there is something that will be for sale when it’s all over. No, you don’t have to make a purchase.)

If you aren’t interested in learning more about photography, but you know (or love) someone who does, I hope you will share this link! Good luck on the quiz!

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This post contains an affiliate link, leading to a product that I use and think would be helpful to you, Dear Reader. A purchase through these links earns me a small reward that helps me pay to host my blog.  The Photo Assessment Quiz is totally free and so is any associated webinar that you choose to sign up for. Eventually, a product will be pitched to you. It is absolutely your choice whether or not to make a purchase. Please never feel pressured to make a purchase based on my sponsored posts. I value your readership above all. 

2 Replies to “[Sponsored] A Little Something for the Shutterbugs”

  1. Beautiful images! So proud of you. I clicked on the link and chuckled a bit. The photographer is the nephew of some dear friends of mine. He really is a gifted photographer and an all around good guy. As with any skill, practice will make you a better photographer. Keep at it and you will be amazed at the results. 🙂

    1. The world is so small, no? Thanks for taking a look! I am feeling very uneasy about this affiliate stuff… let me know if it every becomes distasteful. 🙂

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