Photography has always been one of those arts I’ve wanted to learn. I’ve kept on the outside, admiring well composed photographs, photographers and their profession and thought one day. So recently I plucked up the courage to talk to a friend about how I wanted to learn and he very kindly lent me his D3100, while I save to buy a DSLR camera of my own. It’s a pretty big investment so this way it gives me an opportunity to play around and see how I get on. I’ve been very fortunate to have been lent one, as well as a few books.
While I continue to learn this new skill I wanted to share with you some further reading and tips and 5 of the photos I’ve taken so far, that I would consider my favourites. I would imagine I’ll improve in time and look back on these in horror, but I want to document my progress and share my journey with you.
If you’re also learning more about photography make yourself known – I’d love to hear how people are tackling this art form.
Further tips and photography reading
- Join in on Emma’s blog chat on Twitter, every Thursday evening from 9-10pm.
- Set up some Pinterest boards of photographs you like, for example scenary, products, styling – anything at all that inspires you. Here’s my Pinterest page for you to browse.
- Ready to buy a camera? This comparison website will definitely come in handy.
- If you own a camera but need a little help, I’ve been told Emily Quinton at Make Light holds insightful photograhy classes.
Without further ado, here are my attempts so far. What do you think?
I was told that getting animal photos can be tricky, so I was super pleased with this fluke shot of Freds as he walked towards me.
With my camera phone I’ve always found it tricky to give a feel for the texture of my sky blanket, so I was happy I’ve started learning how to capture that.
My first go at food photography and while improvements could always be made, I was pleased with this photo of banana loaf.
Why do I like this photo? It had just started to rain and I love the raindrops I captured.
When we made plans to go to the zoo last month I was sure I’d be able to get lots of good photos, but unfortunately not (the animals are just too far away!). Having said that, I love giraffes and I love the contrast of him against the sand in this photo.
What do you think? Any advice or tips would be greatly received!