With so much information available at our fingertips and the ability to purchase an item with one click, it is important to remember to support our local businesses. This is especially true in niche markets like photography.
Des Moines has a wonderful resource for photographers in Christian Photo. They are active participants in the community and are always willing to help whether you are new to photography or have been snapping photos for decades.
Christian Photo runs different workshops throughout the year. Later this month, they will be hosting a wildlife photography workshop. These workshops are great for branching out in your photography and learning about different gear and tricks that may not pertain to other types of photography.
If you aren’t located in Iowa, check with your local camera store. They may have something similar available.