So today this post wont be about an adventure as such but more about my journey learning about Photography.
A few years ago my dad brought home a Canon 400D, you know the one with the that same two lens kit a lot of the Canon’s come with. Well anyway I had done Photography in year 11 and 12 and anyone that knows me knows I am extremely interested in it and would one day love to be able to take photos like some of the people on WordPress can. I claimed the camera and took it along with me overseas to Asia but learnt pretty quickly that when traveling changing between my 18-55 for wide shots and then 75-300 for zooming things in became very heavy and a bit of a hassle.
On my return and before heading off on my next overseas trip to USA I decided to invest in an all rounder lens the Tamron 18-270 which I thought should do me for most general travel situations and so far so good. But after returning from USA I realized my photos were less than average and even though I had invested in what I thought was a better lens for me and had been carrying around this heavy DSLR for 7 weeks, I probably took better photos with my iPhone.
Finally I came to the conclusion it was time to learn how to get that thing off Auto mode and take a few blog worthy photos. If you don’t know already I leave for Singapore and Bali on Thursday (today is Sunday). So last weekend I did an Introduction to DSLR class which taught me about aperture, ISO, Focus point selection, shutter speed and a few other handy little tips. For anyone who lives in Canberra the class was at Photo Access in Manuka and it was a good little day of learning with plenty of opportunity for questions.
Now obviously, if you don’t practice and use what you are taught you eventually forget and I really want to do okay with my pictures next week in Asia so I spent the day in Burra today at my parents farm just playing around with what I learnt and I have a few shots to show you guys.. Please feel free to comment with feedback on what I could have done better.
I really wanted a bee shot but they just wouldn’t keep their speed remotely slow enough for me to get a crisp shot
Ignore the grease on my dogs head (Her name is Teagan) she likes to play under the cars and machinery
All photographs are as they were on the camera and have not been edited at all. I would love to be able to be fairly happy with most of my originals rather then editing every picture I take so that I am happy (especially if I have taken a few hundred plus)
Thanks for reading 🙂