Monday, 20 June 2016

Photography Roadshow

Every once in a while a photography opportunity comes by which you cannot let pass you by. I had heard about the photography roadshow whilst googling things to do at Stowe Gardens (one of my favourite National Trust places), I put it in my diary and hoped that it wasn't just one of these events that you read about and nothing comes of. The night before, I fretted about getting there and there not being any sign of an event, or there not being any cameras to borrow, but these things thankfully didn't occur. We arrived and were greeted by a large Panasonic marquee and a wide selection of cameras to try. 

I first opted for a small, almost compact camera, as my Iphone was small and my DSLR is somewhere feeling unloved.
I struggled with a few things with this camera:
Getting the focus right, and to get the focus on the correct object.
The battery quickly ran out due to having an automatic zoom.

The second camera I tried was a bridge camera, and perhaps should have been the one I picked from the beginning. This camera just felt more right than the other. Ok, so I still couldn't get the focus spot on, but the layout was easier and I could scroll through different options easily (who knew cameras these days would have a star effect!)

I found I struggled with the focus on both these cameras, maybe it's a Panasonic thing, or maybe it's just that technology has moved on from me looking at DSLR's many years ago.

Camera 1

Camera 2

Friday, 19 February 2016

New thinking

My apologies, it has been far too long since I have done anything amazing/special/great with this blog. When I think about the neglect I have shown this blog I think back to conversations that I had with fellow bloggers and promises we made, so guys where are your updates?! It is far too easy to say that life gets busy and make excuses.

What has actually been happening in the world of my photography? Well, not a huge amount. I have finally finished my second year of taking a photo a day. This time, I was ready to be finished. I was thinking about restarting it for a few days, but no, I opted not to do it for a third year. The pressure is now off, I can take and post photos of what I want, no stress (and be able to go out and enjoy life and microadventures)

Night 1 of adventuring

Moring 2 of adventuring