My Photography Resolution – To Enlist My Friend’s Help

This is what it will take for me to start using my camera “properly” and improve my photography skills. I have had this fantastic camera since 2004. During these eight years, I switched to manual mode only once, on Halloween night while I was in Toronto last year. I fiddled around with it so much that it got completely stuck and refused to do anything anymore. I had to take the batteries out to get my camera to work again. So now I am really fed up, and I have asked my kind and talented photographer friend would she mind giving me a crash course, and she has agreed. That will save me from having to read the dense and incredibly boring manual (I did try, and it reinforced my ALLERGY to manuals). So watch this space!

In the meantime, I have chosen two photos to illustrate the other ideas Tara gave us. The first one was: “Get in front of the camera”. Although I am definitely the “photo taker” in the family, I do regularly ask someone else to take a couple of pictures with me in it. I want to be part of our memories too! I also use my iPhone to send illustrated messages to Sexy Hubby as we spend so much time apart: A new haircut, a morning kiss or an interesting outfit, just like the one I wore for my 70’s birthday party last year! Do you like this “hippie queen” costume?

The last prompt was: “Photograph the details”. This I LOVE doing. When travelling, I go more for quirky little finds as opposed to traditional wide shots of famous sights. It can also be something that catches my eye at home or around where we live, such as this blue Prosecco!

I bought two small bottles at our local farm as part of a wedding anniversary present for Sexy Hubby. I did not look very closely and therefore assumed the glass was blue. Nope! We had to laugh when we poured it, and I had to snap it! Did it taste nice? It was unusual but yes, we liked it, and I am now on a mission to buy more…

 

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22 thoughts on “My Photography Resolution – To Enlist My Friend’s Help

    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      No, you are not! 🙂 Glad you like the outfit, and I am sure your hubby appreciates the photos just like mine does. xx

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    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      I looked on the bottle, but could not find the secret! 🙂 1940s? Sounds like fun, hope you will post photos too!

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  1. bluebirdsunshine

    Great idea getting a friend to teach you, I find I confuse myself more when I try to learn from a book. Much easier having someone patient to teach you! Good luck with keeping your resolutions. Oh and that blue prosecco is intriguing!

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    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      I simply do not have the patience to go through manuals… I am much more a “hands on, let’s fiddle with it” person! 🙂 I hope we will still be friends after the course! LOL! 😉

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  2. Kelloggsville

    I pondered your outfit for a while before reading it was fancy dress!! I had decided it was German fashion. You made me chuckle.

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    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      LOL!!!! Glad I made you chuckle, your comment made me laugh too. Looks like I will have to post about German fashion!! 😉

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    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      Yep, was pleased with my find! 🙂 Those are not actually boots, just furry “leg-warmers” you pull over your shoes, but the effect ist perfect. 🙂

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  3. Jenny Paulin

    *wolf whistles* you look very hot and sexy in that photo! There’s a reason for you to be in front of the camera mor soften if ever I saw one!
    Good luck with getting to grips with your camera with the help of your friend – be interesting to see what photos you take going forward with your new Trainng x

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    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      Thank you for the compliments, you made me blush!! 🙂 And thanks for the good wishes, I am excited about it as I love taking photos.

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  4. Jocasta

    Well instead of reading incredibly boring manuals, why don’t you do it my way, me the 18th century woman who lost her way and ended by mistake in the 21st, and take pictures with a camera still working with good old films? Oh the joy of touching your pictures instead of looking at them on a computer screen… Priceless, and my 1969 Kodak Reflex camera NEVER got stuck 🙂

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