This is the second in my recap posts following my progress during the ‘A Year with my Camera’ course. See this post for the first instalment!
I felt my enthusiasm for the course wane a little bit during February. Maybe it was because the weather wasn’t quite as good as the previous month or that I got out of the habit of taking my camera everywhere I went, I don’t know. That said, I still did take a fair amount of photos!
I still did get out and about with my trusty Nikon though. The above photo was taken at Lossiemouth East Sands during a weekend away, and I got rather close to the edge during a coastal cliff walk back home in Caithness during February.
I was also able to experiment with a competition prize I won recently – a backdrop. I’m hoping that this year might see a little bit more recipe development back in my kitchen if I have time, and I definitely hope that this course will give me pointers in terms of composition and positioning of my subject items!
In recent weeks, the focus has moved on from learning about the technical, to the more creative aspects of photography. I’m hoping that my employing techniques used by graphic designers and thinking more about how I frame my subject will come on leaps and bounds, while still keeping a handle on the technical elements which will create a great photo.
Next month will see me attending some events, so I’m hoping that I will be able to get some practice taking photos of people in action – this is all well and good in principle but I always find it a bit awkward taking photos in front of people. I will likely get some practice when we are on holiday and I’ll be a less self-conscious tourist then! I much prefer taking photos of objects and landscapes, but it’s good to get out of my comfort zone every now and then.