Practice makes Perfect

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I bought an SLR Canon Camera about 6 months ago which has been sitting in the box waiting for me to be bothered to read the instructions.  I got as far as charging the battery and putting a memory card in, and figured out how to convert the screen from Chinese to English which I thought was a great start.

I am only up to my second lesson at Night School, and so far we have learnt about ISO (light sensitivity setting) aperture and shutter speed and more importantly, trying to use Manual rather than the Auto setting!!

So to put into practise what I had learnt, off I went to One Tree Hill over the weekend to try out my new-found photography skills. What I came to realise, is that you really need an assistant to carry your sunglasses (as very hard to take photos with your glasses on); camera isn’t actually that light when you are trudging up hills and that you have to take about 100 photos in order to get maybe 1 decent one.

Turning the camera on and remembering to take the lens cap off has been a challenge too. I seem to have solved that problem, by losing my lens cap yesterday!! I guess this means, off to buy a new one.

My photos aren’t that great at the moment, but practise makes perfect.


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6 Comments on Practice makes Perfect

  1. great photos! you have a definite talent. next up a book?

  2. DW in Brisbane // November 12, 2014 at 6:50 am // Reply

    I enjoy photography too and wish I had more time to devote to it. A few years back I made a calendar for my mum for Christmas by photographing 12 different flowers from my garden and around the place. It came out well and mum was very happy! I like your black and white one of the sheep!😀

  3. That is such a nice idea and such a thoughtful gift putting together a calendar for your Mum. I haven’t quite taken enough decent photos to do something like that. Mum would have thought such a lovely daughter … Have you got a camera or do you just use your phone? I thought the sheep photo was quite funny too and was trying to take photos of a broad range of subjects ….

  4. DW in Brisbane // November 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm // Reply

    I had a decent camera but the battery charger has died so have just been using my phone of late until I get another charger (or camera?). Doing the calendar was a good challenge to try to imrpove on my photo taking ability, and I think mum was more impressed with the effort rather than the award winning quality of my photography!

    • Images are so subjective – what someone likes, others don’t. At the end of the day, as long as we are enjoying what we are doing is the most important thing. I look forward to receiving my calendar for next year!! ha ha. Colin’s son is an excellent photographer and does it for a living working. Check out his link being if keen to see more. One day, I may be as good – must be in the genes …

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