Yesterday, I was playing around with my camera in the gardens outside my flat, trying to improve my photography skills. I wish I’d asked my dad to teach me how to work my camera when he was still alive — he was a great photographer and would have taught me in no time. It just never seemed to be the right time to ask and before I knew it, I had inherited his cameras but not his insight into how to work them properly.
Rather than learning from the master himself, I spent a good portion of the yesterday (and today, to be honest) holding my camera in one hand and a photography book in the other, trying to make sense of the instructions. I really saw the light yesterday afternoon and felt so proud when I got the aperture setting just the way I wanted it – and it stayed there! Downloading the camera’s manual from the internet helped a bunch…
I always talk to myself when I’m in deep concentration and the photo session in the garden involved quite a lot of mumbling and possibly some swearing, especially when the wind knocked the tripod over. My neighbours probably think I’m one memory card short of a functioning camera!
Now I’m off to google the price of a new lense so I can get the desired aperture value (and shutter speed) in my full figure photographs as well. A macro lens just won’t do. It’s the curse of knowledge — when you know more about something, you realise that you need better kit!
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