disclosure: this post is sponsored by Skillshare.
I take pictures like this every day for the blog.
Normally, I drag out the camera and the camera bag and my lens and the tripod and take 10 minutes to set it all up.
And another hour to take all the pictures and adjust all the settings on the DSLR and twist the tripod this way and that way and try to remember to charge the battery on the camera so it’s ready and I don’t have to wait.
I love it all.
It can be a little exhausting.
So yesterday I thought I would try something different.
Something I wasn’t sure would work.
Something I’d tried before and it didn’t really turn out.
Guess how I took this picture and all the rest of the pictures on the post and saved myself TWO HOURS.
Instead of my big, fancy, camera…
…I spent five minutes and took them with my phone.
I am the president of its fan club.
Skillshare is an awesome learning community full of more than 20,000 online classes on skills that are just waiting to be learned. Classes on photography and crafting and creating and designing and blogging and so much more.
I just logged into my Skillshare account and searched for classes on taking pictures with your phone.
And I watched them and took notes and got some tips from experts.
It took my phone pictures to the next level.
Taking pictures with my phone was so much easier.
There are so many things my phone can do that I never even knew.
For example, I learned how to adjust my angles so I could take flat-lays like this one.
And create a bokeh effect with the phone to take a picture like this one.
(total photography aside: bokeh is all that fuzz at the bottom of the picture).
I learned about the camera grid on the phone that helps with composition so I could take pictures like this one.
I learned about layers and frames and creating silhouettes and backlighting.
All with your phone.
There are still things I love about my camera, but to have the phone as a back-up for last-minute shots and overhead shots for the blog?
And now—in super exciting news–you can take this class and hundreds of others just like it when you try Skillshare for two months for FREE by clicking here or by entering the promo code THISTLE3 at checkout.
Here are a few others I found that I want to try:
Mobile Photography: Creating Consistent Look and Feel
Mobile Photography Basics for Instagram Success
Mastering Mobile Photography: A Practical Guide
Mobile Photography: How I Earn A Secondary Income
This is just a sampling of some of the classes on mobile photography.
I’m not done yet. I’m going to take a few more. I want to try to get better and learn to adjust the white balance a little more in photos like these.
I want him to be a little more golden.
Good thing there’s Skillshare. Good thing there are classes that can help me with that. There are over 20,000 classes in every possible area you can think of–from photography to building your social media platform to learning how to blog.
You can check them all out here and design and create and dream and learn to your heart’s content….
….for FREE. 🙂
To try out Skillshare for two months for FREE, simply click here or enter the promo code THISTLE3 at checkout.
There are thousands of classes waiting with a seat with your name on it…
….just waiting to help you learn something new. 🙂
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