Blogging can be as much about the visual as it is the words on the page. There are so many beautiful blogs that I adore reading as the photography draws me in and sends me off to a dreamy land; the lovely host Katie has the ability to do this and has become one of my favourite blogs not only to read but to aspire to.
My photography at times really lets me down. I snap away and get them loaded up on the computer only to feel somewhat disappointed with the results. I’m not a fan of over editing as I feel you lose touch with the photo itself and nothing feels real. I have had my DSLR around three and a half years. I wanted a decent camera for when the girls were born so following a big high street company going bump, my husband bagged us a lovely canon. That has pretty much been used on automatic mode ever since.
As part of my monthly bucket list, I vowed to take a photography course and I booked it. As it approached, I got a case of the jitters as I really don’t like going places where I don’t know anyone but I met a lady as soon as I sat down who was so friendly and felt at ease. There was only four of us on the course with two instructors and the aim was to get us shooting in manual.
There were so many simple tricks that could have made my life so much easier these past few years and resulted in much nicer photographs. I think it’s going to take some time for me to get to grips with it but yesterday I found that just practising and fiddling around different numbers is the only way I’m going to be able to put start doing it naturally and knowing what aperture is best off the top of my head.
I am so glad I pushed myself to do it. I am looking forward to spending some time practising too. Fingers crossed you’ll all see a difference soon!