This year is a year of big change for me.
The smallest kid will be heading off to school soon and there is much I want to achieve this year; some goals family-related, some personal and some business/career related.
One of the personal things I want to do is develop my photography skills, learning to use my camera in a more manual way to achieve better results.
Very nicely, and without prompting I might add, the guy who lives here got me a walk-around Melbourne Photography tour as part of my Christmas gift.
It was on last Sunday which, thankfully, was a day post the big heatwave we have been experiencing here.
|One of hundred of locks on the Southbank bridge|
He had lots of useful tips on composition and how to use various functions of the camera such as exposure compensation, shutter speed and aperture as well as discussing means of storing photos.
I learned that, like anything, you need time to practice what you are doing and that it is only in doing so that you will improve.
That trial and error is a good thing and you should take lots of shots in different locations.
Also to look at things from a different angle.
It was a very enjoyable and informative three hours spent walking around and snapping a variety of images and I would highly recommend the tour if you are keen to expand your photography skill set.
The tour I did was run by Happier Snappers and booked through Ted's Camera Stores.