Skill Share {CC 4/23}

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

As part of this week's Creative Collective challenge, I enrolled in a Skillshare class. Skillshare offers online classes for anyone who wants to learn or develop a skill or hobby that interests them. They offer a large scope of classes like design, fashion, business, calligraphy, HTML, film, illustration, and much more. Classes are taught by an expert in the field and classes range in workload and difficulty. 

I don't have a ton of extra time to focus on learning a new skill, so I wanted to take a class that would keep me interested and also complement something I'm already doing. Photography fit the bill! I love photography and I also love the art of editing. I'm a firm believer that the key to good photography is good editing. 95% of my photography is done with an iPhone, but that doesn't stop me from taking the time to edit and make my pictures pop! Hopefully one day I'll own a DSLR camera and use Adobe photoshop, but for now I'm happy with the phone. 

I chose to take Photo Editing: Make good images great without expensive software.  This class is relevant to me and I'm certain it will teach me a thing or two. Here are a few video lessons that I'm anxious to go further in depth:

I have no idea what a histogram is and how it applies to photography.

I'm a little familiar with using tools on photos, but I would love to have clear definitions in my head about what certain tools do and when to use them.

This post will probably require a follow-up to see how I did with this class, but I'm happy to introduce it to you! One tip I would recommend if you want to try Skillshare is to become a member instead of buying an individual class. Especially if you just want to get your feet wet with online learning. This class costs $19, but it was free with a $10 monthly membership. The $10 membership allows you to enroll in many classes for FREE, and classes that still have a fee are automatically 20% off with membership. You can cancel a membership at any time, so say I didn't love the course after a month, I could cancel my membership.

Have you tried Skillshare before? Are you interested in trying it? 

The Creative Collective

1 comment :

  1. I will have to take a look at this course! There are so many I want to take. I was able to complete two prior to the Creative Collective prompt but I want to take so many more. I did one on Photoshop and one on Illustrator and started a pattern course for Illustrator yesterday. I'm so in love with the Skillshare concept.


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