Last year on the 4th December I started myself on a new journey of learning, I took my first DSLR Photography lesson, something I had been wanting to do for years. After my family, Photography is my greatest passion and something that I want to keep working on throughout my life because I just love to look back through my photographs and more often than not they raise a warm smile or a giggle as I remember the moment the photograph was taken. For that reason I have taken part in a number of different DSLR Photography lessons throughout the past year and although I’m certainly no David Bailey just yet, every now and then I hit a gem with my Photography and can see the improvements.
It’s been great having the lessons but I couldn’t achieve it without the help of a good camera. I bought my first Sony Camcorder when Little Bean was born and since then have also bought a Sony Cybershot Compact which I love. I asked the man in the shop for a digital compact that was as near as possible to an SLR and he recommended the HX5V (a couple of years ago) and it does exactly what I want it to. Since my lessons I have even dared to start using it in Manual mode with confidence. Like most people though I do love a shiny new gadget so I have been looking to upgrade and have been amazed by the latest offerings. There’s a camera for every budget and skill level, the hardest part is deciding which one. What do you look for in a camera?
Last Saturday Hubby and I took the toddlers down to London for the afternoon to see the big smoke all trimmed up for the festive season and naturally such a trip wouldn’t be complete without my camera to record it all. I wanted to capture not just what I saw, but how I saw it. I wanted to capture the essence of Christmas with its twinkly lights, anticipation and a chill in the air. I was asked if I would like to share this really useful infographic with hints and tips on how to get the best out of your photography this Christmas. Why not work through it yourself and see what amazing shots you can capture this season. I particularly like the tip about creating your own Bokeh shapes, I shall definitely be trying that one out. If you think the infographic is pretty amazing too, then why not share it with your friends, have a little competition amongst yourselves and see who can create the best ‘Christmas’ photograph or the most original shaped Bokeh? I’d love to see what you come up with!
Courtesy of Sony