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Photography is a great hobby and it is fun to share pictures with friends and family online. But it can also be intimidating, after all there is so much to learn about how to use a camera, exposure, light, framing pictures and more. I’ve read ebooks on photography, but nothing compares to having someone show you in person how to do things. So I was excited to learn that Best Buy is planning events and tours to help everyone take better pictures. Their events range from free in-store photography workshops for beginners to full blown photography workshop tours for more experienced photographers.
For Beginners: Free In-Store Photography Workshops
If you are a beginning photographer who wants to learn these workshops are designed for you. These two hour long sessions are free and will cover the photography basics. You will have 1:1 interaction with Best Buy’s Camera Experience Shop experts who will walk through your camera’s settings and go over tips and tricks that will elevate your picture taking. Once you’re done, take the next step into the upcoming Photography Workshop Tours on 10/20 and 1/19. You can sign-up to be notified when these go live for registration in the fall/winter.
For Intermediates: Best Buy Photography Workshop Tours
These tours will be taking place Seattle, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, New York City and Minneapolis on July 28. There will also be tours October 20, 2018 and January 19, 2019 at locations that will be announced soon. These tours are half-day excursions working with pro photographers and Camera Experience Shop experts to take part in four individual photo shoots. Tour participants will have the chance to test and try lenses and accessories to unleash what’s possible with photography and take amazing photos.
These events cost $50 but they include lunch, a bag of camera goodies and the priceless opportunity to take your photographs to the next level by learning from pros. There will also be giveaways you can enter to win by sharing your photos on social media with the #BestBuyPhotoWorkshops hashtag.
Best Buy’s Camera Experience Shop
All of this is possible thanks to Best Buy’s Camera Experience Shop. It is like visiting a specialty camera store, but it is conveniently located right in the middle of your local Best Buy. Their expert employees are photo enthusiasts who have gone through intensive photography training. The shops include an expanded assortment of cameras, lenses & accessories. And you can get hands on with all the cameras and try them in the store before you decide to buy. Visit your local Best Buy and see what they have to offer photographers at all levels of experience!