I recently signed up to be a part of an exciting course at Social Fabric. They have teamed up with Sears Grilling to offer a photography class. The idea is to help students learn how to take better photos as wells as edit them before they share them with the world. The main subject will be grilling and how to photo foods on the grill as well as on the plate when the meal is prepared.
Over the next 6 weeks, I will be learning all about using Pixlr, a free editing sofware, as well as how to set up my shot for a better photograph. I cannot wait to really dig in and learn all I can. My photos are usually rushed and not well thought out, and I really want to change that. From other bloggers, I have learned that the right photograph can tell a story on its own – no words needed.
That’s the kind of photos I want to share on my blog!
Plus, I really want to learn how to improve in food photography. Right now, I don’t share a lot of recipes or food photos – simply because I don’t know how to make them look good. Hopefully you will see a new category on my blog that shares all my favorite foods and recipes once this course is over.
I am also excited to learn about the editing side of photography, as I tend to just publish my photos with very minimal edits (resizing, cropping, watermark). I know it’s possible to take a mediocre photo and turn it into something wonderful with a little bit of proper editing, and I hope to learn how to do that correctly by the end of this course.
Throughout the class, I will be sharing my progress here with my readers. The assignments will require a blog post, so you all get to see how I am doing. I hope that you will enjoy seeing my photographs – and hopefully lots of improvement! – and it makes your mouth water when you see the photos of our foods on and off the grill.
Thanks to Sears Grilling for participating as a class sponsor. This free course wouldn’t have been possible without you!