Take a picture, it lasts longer

I have to admit, even though it pains me to say, that I am not the most creative person on the planet. What upsets me the most is that I really wish I was! So many of my friends are extremely talented people; artists, seamstresses and even photographers. I have had an interest in photography for a little while, but more simply because I appreciate a good picture, rather than because I had any knowledge or skills in using a camera.

One of my best friends has been heavily into photography for many years. It’s what she did her degree in, it’s what she did as a business for a long time and it’s where her life passion lies. I must admit I hadn’t really ever been brave enough to play about with her extensive assortment of equipment (most of it I found out later was really rather expensive). This meant that for the last few years of my life I have relied on my trusty mobile phone, with a quick pray and a speedy reactions, on most occasions I have managed to get a half decent photo, even if I do say that myself.

More recently, and with the publication of this little baby, I have found more of an urge to get my hands on an actual camera. No more happy snapping for me, I want my pictures to be a little more focused and less haphazard, especially as I’d like to share them with you.

So, I have managed to persuade my other half to give me a few pointers on how to take a good photo. Now, I have to admit, I am still pretty much doing my own thing and hoping for the best but as I get used to the camera (a Canon 60D) and its assortment of lenses I find myself taking a little more interest and a lot more care over the composition of photos. All the pictures you see on here (even the distinctly average ones) will be taken either by my phone camera or the 60D. So do bear with me until my short education is complete!

I’m pretty much an aspiring wildlife photographer, aspiring is the key word here. As I explained in the beginning I am a little camera shy. Well a lot camera shy actually, I just get very embarrassed seeing my face on the screen. So I have chosen pretty gardens and wild animals as my muse instead. Hopefully you’ll like what I do (if I am able to capture anything at all!)

If you are keen to get into photography, give it ago. If you’re lucky enough to have friends around you that will teach you, even better, if not see if you can find other ways to have a go without shelling out on expensive equipment. I am pretty sure you will love it though, just like I have. Remember, take the picture, it lasts longer.


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