Recently I was asked to take a look at a website called Craftsy. To be honest I had never heard of Craftsy and didn't expect to find such an extraordinary resource. Click here to see the FREE class I took with Craftsy!
Now I wouldn't call myself a "crafty gal", but I do admit to occasionally daydreaming about making my own jewelry line or knitting a trendy scarf. The problem is... I wouldn't even know where to start. The other problem is... I don't have time to go take classes and learn said craftiness. This is where Craftsy comes in and saves the day!
I was able to take Craftsy's free Professional Family Portraits class and test it out for myself. It was an easy to understand course broken into four sections. The instructor was very clear and knowledgeable in regards to the topic. A few of my favorite things I learned from the class were the use of lighting and some tricks to light your subjects well (who knew you could just use a white board to reflect light back on your subject?!). I also really enjoyed the section on locations for group photos. He gave good suggestions and ideas for finding the perfect spot to set up a portrait, as well as help in making ANY location work.
One of the best things about taking the class online besides the valuable information, was the ability to start the class and pause the class whenever I needed to. When the kids were in bed or when I had a few minutes during the day to spare I would sit down and watch a bit of the course in the comfort of my own home. It was so convenient! Craftsy is the perfect solution for us busy moms who want to learn but don't have time to leave the house and attend a class.
Here are a few pictures I took after taking the course. In my photos I tried to focus on lighting (better on an overcast day outside), as well as capturing my child's personality.
Here is a little more info about Craftsy:
Craftsy offers online crafting classes, taught by world renowned instructors who love the craft as much as you do. Craftsy classes are online, so they are available to you anytime you want for as long as you want, there are no scheduled class times, so you can enjoy them entirely on your own schedule. Each class is taught by an acclaimed instructor and consists of several hours of HD-quality video content... but Craftsy classes are much more than just a video!
While taking a Craftsy class, you can:
Ask your instructor questions, upload photos, and get personalized responses
Participate in discussions with your classmates
Access supporting class materials - including recipes and helpful tips & tricks
Bookmark your favorite moments in the video so that you can easily re-watch them and take notes that you can refer back to anytime
The great thing about Craftsy is that there is a class for everyone! You can learn knitting, photography, cake decorating, sewing, cooking and more!
If you are ready to start learning check out Craftsy for FREE below!
Learn how to take beautiful, professional-looking photos of your own family with Craftsy's free Professional Family Portraits class. Sign up now for this free Professional Family Portraits class!
Learn how to take beautiful, professional-looking photos of your own family with Craftsy’s free Professional Family Portraits class. Sign up now for this free Professional Family Portraits class!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Craftsy. The opinions and text are all mine.