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Best Buy photography workshops

24 Jul: Best Buy launches half-day photography workshops

Best Buy is introducing a series of photography workshops for intermediate photographers who want to learn how to take better pictures.

These new half-day, interactive workshops are taught by world-class professional photographers and our own Best Buy Camera Experience Shop experts. Participants will be taken to an offsite location where they’ll learn key skills for portrait and action photography and try out an array of lenses and other camera accessories.

The first workshop, taking place July 28 in seven cities, will focus on photographing people and pets.

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17 Nov: How to Get Great Photos at Your Holiday Gatherings

Holiday gatherings are right around the corner.

And whether you attend one or 21 holiday gatherings, you’ll want to take pictures that capture the moments you wish you could relive over and over. The perfect family shots. The expressions on your kids’ faces. Close-ups of holiday decorations.  

We talked to Grant Foreman from the Camera Experience Shop at our Best Buy store in Jacksonville, Florida, to get a few holiday photo tips.

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The holidays provide a rare opportunity to get photos of your extended family members or far-flung friends.

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21 Jun: Selfie Tips for That Perfect Pic

National Selfie Day is June 21, which gives you the perfect opportunity to reassess your selfie game. As a self-certified selfie expert (I’ve taken thousands in my lifetime), I’m here to give you the tips, tricks and tools you need to take your selfies to another level.

Tip 1: It’s all about the angles

Maximum arm length is key to a great selfie. Use your front-facing camera and make sure to fully extend your arm with your phone in your hand.

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02 Jun: A Top Sports Photographer’s Tips for Great Action Shots

The summer sports season is kicking into high gear, and many proud parents will pull out their camera gear in hopes of capturing their child’s big hit or game-winning goal. Unfortunately, many will just end up with a bunch of blurry images.

So we turned to veteran sports photographer Nick Didlick for some advice on shooting youth sports. The Vancouver, B.C.-based pro has covered 10 Olympics, five Super Bowls, seven Stanley Cup Finals and various other high-profile sporting events over the past 40 years.

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28 Apr: Tips for Taking the Graduation Pictures You Want

There are a few defining moments in a person’s life, and graduation is one of them.

It’s a time for ceremony, celebrating accomplishments and dreaming about the future. It’s also a perfect time to break out your camera to capture the special moments.

Photos provide lasting memories, so we asked Philip Wright — a Sony expert from Best Buy Store 450 in Portland, Oregon — to share tips on how to capture great graduation day shots. The big three moments you don’t want to miss?

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04 Nov: 5 Tips for Great DIY Holiday Card Photos

Get out the fancy sweaters. It’s time to take a family portrait for the annual holiday card.

Custom photo cards have become a popular tradition, filling our mailboxes with cheerful pics from old friends and distant relatives each year. But the race is on to capture a great shot in time to get your photo cards printed and mailed … before the new year isn’t new anymore.

Don’t worry, though, you don’t have to go to a fancy studio or hire a photographer..

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21 Oct: Best Buy Photo Pros Show Off Their Best Shots

More than 100 employees from Best Buy stores across the country recently traveled to Colorado for a crash course in photography.

During the weeklong training, a team of world-class photographers put the attendees through a series of classes and provided one-on-one advice and coaching. That knowledge was then put to the test in hands-on scenarios, including poor light, action shots and portraits.

They join a group of more than 500 other Best Buy employees who have completed the rigorous training over the past two years.

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04 Oct: Capture the Fall Colors With Tips from This Pro Photographer

The cool, crisp autumn air has arrived, bringing with it the vibrant fall colors that many photographers across the country seek out in nature.

Want to learn how to get the best shots of the colorful foliage this year? We turned to Darrell Gulin, a professional nature, wildlife and travel photographer who has traveled to all seven continents.

Darrell, who is part of Canon’s “Explorers of Light” program, says a great photo starts with doing research on your subject and using the right equipment (always use a tripod).

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29 Jun: Tips for Share-Worthy Fourth of July Fireworks Photos

Every year on the Fourth of July, Americans across the country “ooh” and “ahh” over colorful fireworks displays while taking pictures to share with friends and family.

And every year you snap photos, too, hoping it will be the year you finally capture that perfect image.

But hope diminishes when you review your album and find dozens of lousy photos… again.

We’ve all been there, but it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to capture those share-worthy shots to show off to friends and family whether you’re taking photos with your smartphone or DSLR camera.

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15 Oct: That Perfect Fall Photo? Here’s How to Get It

Autumn is a colorful time of year, perfect for taking photographs of leaves, trick-or-treaters and outdoor sports action.

Capturing the perfect moment in a photo can be challenging, but we’ve gathered some tips to help. Whether you have a smartphone, DSLR or some other kind of camera, here’s how you can take pictures like a pro.

The basics:

  • Set your resolution to high and use the Auto mode.
  • Try shooting from different angles.

If you’re shooting outdoors, be careful not to take photos of people when the sun is at their back.

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26 Jun: Learn Photography from the Pros at Best Buy Camera Experience Shop Classes

If you’re looking to sharpen your photography skills, then head to a Best Buy Camera Experience Shop near you for some professional training.

Aspiring photographers can attend a free workshop, taught by a local expert, from 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday at more than 60 locations across the United States. Another session will be held on July 26.

Professional photographers will teach techniques for taking action shots, portraits, low-light photos and close-ups. Attendees will receive expert feedback and advice, and be able to try out lenses and accessories.

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15 Jun: Take Vacation Photos Like a Pro

Summer’s finally here, and that means it’s time for vacation.

You’ll probably want to take pictures while you’re traveling and relaxing, and you’ll want those photos to be high quality, especially if it’s a once-in-a-lifetime excursion.

With today’s technology, you don’t have to be a professional to get pro-quality photo results. Check out this advice from Best Buy Blue Shirts for capturing the perfect moment on your trip.

Basic tips:

  • Set your resolution to high.
  • Use the Auto mode.
  • Try shooting from different angles.