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Do you want to take better pictures?
Do you have a new baby in the family?
Know someone who’s getting married?
Are you going on holidays?
Taking a trip?
Looking for a new hobby?
Got children or grandchildren who you want to capture as they grow?
Love Scrap Booking?
Dealing with illness?
Someone getting engaged?
Birthdays or Christmas coming up?
Whether it’s a special occasion or just part of everyday life, we like to capture the moments so that we have something to look back on and to share, so we want to take photos that look good. Sometimes you get great photos and other times it just doesn’t come together. You can learn how to take good photos no matter what the time of day, what the lighting is like or how much people or animals are moving.
There is something available that can help and is affordable.
Nearly there, keep reading…..
Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a professional coach look at your images and tell you how to get them right?
But who could afford that?
There is a photo course called “The Dash” it caters for beginners, intermediate and advanced.
There are a few different options you can choose from so that you get what you are looking for.
For the course, which includes lessons, challenges and bonus critiques picked from each stream it is $25 for 1 stream and you get an extra discount if you choose more than 1 stream.
What is a stream? It is what you will be learning about. For October it is Portrait Photography, Flower Photography and Trick Photography. You can do just one or two streams or all three, it is entirely up to you.
Isn’t this fantastic, you can learn what you need for less than $1/day in fact it works out at around only 80 cents per day!!!
But there’s more….
You can then upgrade to Gold or Platinum to have your own personal coach/ critiquer, who will look at each image you upload for the lessons and tell you what works and what doesn’t, but better than that they will teach you how to make it to work.
The critiques/coaching is tailored to your level so it doesn’t matter if you are a total beginner or a pro, there is something for everyone.
How much would it cost you to hire a professional photographer as a coach/Critiquer for a month?
A lot more than most of us could afford, so how do they do it for the Dash?
The Dash’s philosophy is to make learning available and affordable and so they have got with some professional photographers and worked out a special rate….are you ready…..
For only $79/month you can have a professional assigned to you.
You will do 8 challenges a month, so that works out at less than $10-00 an image and to top it off, you don’t just get one critique, you get to put into practice the coaching the professional gives you and upload a second image to check that you are on the right track and have understood what the coach has told you.
That means 2 images for under $10.
Why would professional photographers do this?
I can only answer for myself as I am one of the coaches/critiquers.
My love of photography is just that, a love or a passion as I call it, but I don’t just want to share my images, I want to be able to share the experience of photography, so that you can enjoy taking images, whether just for special occasion or as a hobby or if like me, you discover the joy and healing photography brings, then it will be something that becomes your passion.
I was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia 7 years ago and so was very limited in what I was able to do. I was struggling with pain and feelings of worthlessness until I became re-immersed in photography, suddenly I had a purpose, there was something I could still do and I found that getting outdoors and into nature brought healing to my soul. I found even though the pain was still there, life was worth living, there was so much beauty all around us that I just had to stop and see. As my focus changed I was able to let go of disappointment and disillusionment and come to a place of peace and joy. Having done this, I realized I wanted to empower others to be able to do this to and so through the Dash I am able to achieve this.
So if you have ever thought about doing a photography course, now there is one that is affordable and worth doing.
The Dash is run by David Peterson of Digital-Photography-Secrets and is his brainchild. He sets the lessons and provides the teaching, there are then 3 other coaches/critiquers like myself and together we strive to bring you a fantastic course.
This is some of the feedback I have personally had.
Thanks for the critique Julia. It is very useful. I tried cropping it as you suggested and it is much improved. As it was a busy week I just popped the point and click in my pocket and was completely unsuccessful in getting a blurred background until I read about using the zoom as well….and it worked. I plan to practice however with my SLR camera as I like the blurred background effect and would like to experiment more with it so I am comfortable in attaining it when I want. Such a great course! I am really enjoying it! Thanks again for your help.