Thirty Days to Learn Your Camera; A Photography Boot Camp You’ll Love Lesson Nineteen

December 18, 2022

Let’s go!

Photo by Anton Scherbakov on Unsplash

A lot of my students love my unconventional exercises to learn the camera.

I like to give the gift of photography beyond what the F-stop, Shutter, ISO, and basic lessons can give.

So today, I am going to start a 30 day series as a holiday gift for you to learn your camera.

Even if you are a seasoned pro, I promise that you will take away some new skills from my series.

And the beauty of this series is that you can repeat the exercises as many times as you want to learn something new.

Before you get started with the lessons that I will be posting each day, make sure to follow me and subscribe on the following channels so you get all of the lessons:

Medium: https://medium.com/@charlienaebeck/membership You can subscribe and follow to read all of the lessons here.

Anchor: https://anchor.fm/charlie-naebeck You can follow and subscribe to my podcast What Would Charlie Shoot? here to listen to the lessons. The show is also available to follow and subscribe to on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, and where podcasts live.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CharlieNaebeck. You can watch the lessons or listen here too. This is a relatively new adventure for me, where I removed all of my old videos when the pandemic hit. So yes, I have 9.48K subscribers there, but the channel has been inactive until recently when I started posting again. Don’t forget to subscribe, like, and turn on notifications.

Photo Coaching: In all transparency, I share these lessons so that you can grow, and if you need any help with questions about your photography or any of the lessons, I am available as a photo coach for you on Zoom. You can book a lesson for 1 hour with me for just $35 at https://calendly.com/cnpcall/onehour. I am happy to help if you need advice with your photography.

Photo Coaching: In all transparency, I share these lessons so that you can grow, and if you need any help with questions about your photography or any of the lessons, I am available as a photo coach for you on Zoom. You can book a lesson for 1 hour with me for just $35 at https://calendly.com/cnpcall/onehour. I am happy to help if you need advice with your photography.

After you finish following the channels to make sure you get all 30 lessons that I am going to be sharing (one each day until Christmas), proceed with the nineteenth lesson.

Lesson 19 exercise; Photograph Christmas decorations

Photo by Donna Spearman on Unsplash

As we get closer to Christmas, let’s get festive with our cameras.

Today’s assignment is to photograph Christmas decorations.

This can be your own decorations around your home, or you can turn this assignment into a full fledged adventure to go photograph others decorations.

Here is the exercise:

Step 1: Grab a snack and a beverage to get some energy to prepare for your shoot.

Step 2: Set up to photograph your decorations in your home, or plan an adventure to go photograph in a location that has a lot of decorations.

Step 3: Make a minimum of twenty images of the decorations that you decide to photograph. Make sure that you take different angles and perspectives. Don’t be afraid to take close up shots too!

Step 4: Think about things like texture, colors, light, composition, framing, and how you can make the images creative as you photograph the decorations.

Step 5: Include your friends and family in your shots if you would like to invite them to be a part of this shoot as well. It is always more fun with more people.

Step 6: Once you finish photographing the decorations, take a look at your images and decide if there is anything else that you want to photograph. Remember details, details, details.

Step 7: Return home and load your images onto your computer and feel free to edit to your liking.

Step 8: Post your best image of your holiday decorations to social media and tag #shareapicturemagazine and #myholidaydecorations. Suppose you want to contribute to the community. I run for my students, also. In that case, you can visit https://shareapicturemagazine.com and follow the contributor instructions there.

Bonus: If you like to write, take a moment to write about your experience and share what you felt as you explore the exercise. You can also repeat this as often as possible from different starting points.

Remember to follow and subscribe to the above links for tomorrow’s exercise.

Good luck, and happy shooting!

Hi, I am Charlie Naebeck

I am a husband, photography coach, photographer, writer, podcaster, Youtuber, entrepreneur, and adventurer.

If you like what you read, please consider giving me a follow here on Medium.

I do Zoom photo coaching with students in over 42 different countries, and I would love to help you to inspire you with your photography goals also.

If you want to chat about photography coaching, let’s jump on a complimentary call together at: https://calendly.com/cnpcall/30min.

Oh yeah, I also have a podcast, and a Youtube channel. Please go check those out also and give them a follow.

Thank you!
http://www.charlienaebeck.com
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