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.