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

December 15, 2022

Let’s go!

Photo by Becca Tapert 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 sixteenth lesson.

Lesson 16 exercise; Photograph your siblings

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash

As we get closer to Christmas, let’s turn our cameras to family.

Today’s assignment is to photograph your siblings.

If you live a great distance away from your siblings, do a video call with your siblings and screen captures work, or you can use your camera on the video call.

If your siblings have passed, you can also create an image that reminds you of time spent with them.

The idea is to create an image that honors your siblings no matter what life brings.

Here is the exercise:

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

Step 2: Call your siblings or arrange your memories of your siblings in advance to prepare for your shoot.

Step 3: Search Google for pose ideas in advance. It is always a good idea to have a few ideas in mind before photographing someone.

Step 4: Perform the shoot with your siblings in person, on video call, or the remembrance of what reminds you of your siblings.

Step 5: Sit down with your images and pick your best five.

Step 6: If you have anything that you would like to change about your shot, change it and re-photograph it now.

Step 7: Load your image onto your computer and feel free to edit to your liking. Give a copy of your best images to your siblings if possible.

Step 8: Post your best image of your siblings to social media and tag #shareapicturemagazine and #thankyouBrother or #thankyouSister. 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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