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Photography 101: Home

To kick off this course, let’s introduce ourselves, share an image that means home, and get to know our cameras.

Image by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

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Home is elusive. When we think about this word, we might picture different physical locations. And while home is often found on a map, it can also be less tangible: a loved one, a state of mind.

Here, I’ve taken a very literal route with this theme, with an image of my tiny home in progress:

What does home look like or mean to you? Share this image in a new post.

Tip: Before we offer shooting tips, let’s make sure you’re comfortable with your camera. You’re free to use any type of equipment and lens for this course: the camera on your phone, a point-and-shoot, a dSLR, a film camera, or something else.

If you’re just getting to know this camera, poke around. Press buttons. Find features like:

  • a switch to turn your auto-flash on/off
  • a button to zoom in and out
  • a switch to turn a grid on your screen on/off
  • other basic built-in editing tools

You won’t use these buttons and tools right away, but it’s good to know where they are.

Posting on the go? If you’re taking pictures from your iOS or Android device, download the WordPress app (for iOS | for Android). In addition to using our course tag, photo101, use wponthego for posts published from your app.

Note: Comments on Photo 101 posts are closed — please use the Commons to share your new posts, discuss today’s theme and tip, and chat with fellow participants. If you choose not to use the Commons, just be sure to tag your post so others can find your submission in the Reader. 

If you still need help getting access to the course and the Commons, let us know!

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