With most people spending more time at home, you may be wondering how you can better yourself while you don't have to be social. There are many options to turn to, like finally deep cleaning your home (opens in new tab), reading more, taking on an artistic endeavor, or just taking the time to do catch up on your favorite shows and movies.
One of the best things you can do to keep your mind engaged and focused on anything other than the novel coronavirus is to learn, whether it's acquiring a new skill or refining an existing one. Learning isn't just for kids - there's a wealth of programs for adults that can help us discover a newfound passion, like learning a new language or finally learning how to play the guitar (we recommend the best learn Spanish software and apps (opens in new tab) and the best guitar lessons online (opens in new tab)).
For those interested in photography, there's good news: although you may not be encouraged to spend a lot of time outside, there's still a way you can fine tune your photo skills. For the month of April, Nikon is offering 10 classes, streaming online, for free.
10 photography classes streaming online for free in April at Nikon (opens in new tab)
Refine your photo skills for $0. Nikon is offering 10 streaming classes for free for the month of April, so pick from classes like "Photographing Children and Pets" to make the best of staying inside.
Nikon is offering classes like "Photographing Children and Pets" (something you can easily do at home) and "Fundamentals of Photography" so there's a class for nearly any level of skill. The classes themselves last anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour each, so there's plenty to choose from and keep you busy. Normally, these classes cost $15 to $50 - so that means this package is worth about $250. Now that you can take these classes for free, that's a steal! But remember, this offer is only valid for the month of April, so take advantage of it while it lasts.
To start using the skills you learn from these courses, of course, you need a camera. If you don't already have one or are looking to upgrade your current one, we recommend the best DSLR cameras (opens in new tab), the best compact cameras (opens in new tab), and more. For those who don't know where to begin their search, check out our picks of the best cameras (opens in new tab) overall. If you're just starting out, you'll surely find a great pick in our best camera for beginners (opens in new tab) buying guide.
Whichever camera you choose to buy, and whichever class you choose to take, you will surely learn some valuable skills, and who knows? Maybe you'll pick up a quarantine hobby you'll pursue well beyond this period.