What do you do when you want to take a picture?
For me, up until now I would whip out my phone from my pocket, point it in the general direction of my subject, press the button and hope. This would result in many blurred and quite frankly bizarre photographs. People would be all bunched up at one side, with some missing altogether with vast areas of space on the other. Or the clichéd heads chopped off and subjects “not being ready” ~ as in not sucked in bellies or angled their heads to hide the chins.
My family laughed at me whenever we went out because I would be busy snapping away on my phone taking photo after photo, trying with everything I had in me to take a decent photo, alas my old iPhone 4 camera wasn’t really built for the job.
Seeing my frustration because I didn’t have a decent camera my husband surprised me with a second hand Canon EOS 550D, which came in a very nice camera bag and with the added bonus of a tripod.
Holding a proper grown up camera in my hands I realised that I have a lot of work to do in order to understand how to use the damn thing. I has all kinds of dials, buttons and functions that I need to understand but, to add to the challenge, it didn’t come with a user manual!
I already have a personal blog but decided in order to follow my journey with my new camera it deserved its own dedicated space, so here I am.
If you like photographs, whether you are professional or like me a amateur hobbyist, I would love for you to join me on my journey.
Grab a brew and take a look, allow your inner critic to come forth and critique my images. Feel free to tell me how I might change things around, or scrap particular ideas altogether.
I look forward to meeting you and chatting via comments along the way.