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Learn Photography Basics for Free! – Best Buy Camera Experience

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Many years ago, my husband surprised me at Christmas with my first DSLR camera. It was a Canon Rebel XT and that camera started my love affair with taking photos and Canon. Over the years, I’ve gone thru numerous DSLR cameras – each Canons and with each new DSLR camera purchase there always is SOMETHING new to learn. 

I took a great photography class right after I purchased my Canon 40D. I learned more about lighting, shooting in manual and composition. It really pushed my love more for the art of photography. As I purchased new DSLR cameras through-out the years – one thing became clear. The basics of photography are consistent with each upgrade, BUT EACH camera is different and in order to successfully photograph an object – you really NEED to know how to use your camera.

Free Photography Basics and Camera Help

This past weekend, my sister (shout out to Dallas Socials) and I attended the Best Buy Camera Experience in Dallas at the Park Lane Best Buy store. The Best Buy Camera Experience is a FREE class given each month at 3 different locations in Dallas that goes over the basics of photography and has knowledgeable camera experts on-hand to help you learn to use your DSLR camera. The class is helpful and is anyone can attend!

Best Buy Camera Experience Class

I’ve had my Canon 70D for several years now. I thought I knew everything about this camera, until a Canon expert I was talking to said something. I asked him to repeat it and show me what he meant on my camera. He showed me a simple tip which will change the way I shoot. I had no idea how easy it was to access a certain feature on my camera, I had been way over complicating switching modes. 

Another valuable thing I was able to do, the Canon expert let me try several lenses on my camera. While I know I can do that in-store with their demo cameras, it just is a personal experience trying lenses on your own personal DSLR. I was able to do several test shots to see how the various lenses feel and shoot. 

My Canon 70D was purchased at Best Buy a few years ago. I know I had purchased an extended warranty, but for the life of me couldn’t remember when. The team was able to help get me the info I need to get my camera serviced. (I can’t wait to have a clean camera for the holidays!)

If you are in the market for a DSLR camera, stop buy Best Buy. They have lots of convenient Dallas locations and offers a great selection of cameras, lenses and accessories. I know when I am in the market for a new DSLR camera, I want to be able to hold it, test out the features and compare the device side-by-side with other similar products. That is definitely an advantage of shopping at Best Buy!

Best Buy Camera Experience

If you’d like to attend a Best Buy Camera Experience – register and learn more at

Here are the Dallas, TX locations that offer the Best Buy Camera Experience:

  • Store 58 (Park Lane) – 9378 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231
  • Store 148 (Grapeview) – 1515 W State Hwy 114, Grapeview, TX 76051
  • Store 180 (Frisco) – 3333 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034

Not in Dallas? No worries – Best Buy offers these classes at numerous stores through-out the nation. Check out for more information.

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