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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