Day 1: Monday 7th May
Writing my blog has revived some of my latent artistic interests that have lain dormant since I have become a slave to the nine to five. I don’t mind my job, but I do miss pursuing artist endeavours. One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about writing my blog is sharing photographs with you.
I bought myself a new camera (Panasonic Lumix GF3). A compact camera that can take SLR detailed photographs, but supposedly is easier to use. I thought that the stuff I learnt all those years ago in A level photography would be enough for me to understand my new camera. How wrong I was!!
My 1st post with the new camera was the Museum of Fashion and Textiles. When I uploaded my photos I was shocked (and dismayed) at just how bad they were.
So I set myself a challenge – a photography project. I’ll take a photograph every day for a week (or 5 days, depending on how I progress) till I’m confident with my new camera.
Learning from my mistakes
After looking at the horror of the blurred lucky cat photo, I decided on a very novel idea – read the user manual I know I should have done that before, but I was so excited with my new toy that I couldn’t wait to use it.
After reading (a bit of ) the manual I took these.
Okay, so the last 2 photos are not that great artistically, but a step in the right direction. I know how to use auto focus now. Result!!
More photos tomorrow.