Yes, after umming and ahing for ages, I now have a shiny new digital SLR Camera, and I’m really quite excited about it!
It all began because I spotted fellow East Anglian and Sheepy person Penny, of Penny Lindop Designs, talking about how much she had got out of an online photographic course she had just finished. I’ve always been slightly intimidated by ‘real’ photography and ‘proper’ cameras, with all the acronyms and numbers, lens and zooms, exposures and depth of field. These days the automatic setting on a digital compact or the camera on a smartphone can take you a long way. And having my little Canon IXUS 125 HS (you see, all initials and numbers!) tucked in my handbag is really handy.
However, it’s quite hard work getting the right sort of photos for Etsy, and occasionally for magazines. I end up having to do quite a lot of fiddling around in Photoshop before I’m happy with the result.
So I investigated the photographic course, read my way through the website and had a good chat with Penny about her experiences and decided it’s exactly what I need right now to get my creative juices going. A new challenge.
You can do the course using a compact camera, but the advice is by the time you’ve got to the end you would be ready to move on so it seemed sensible to learn the ropes whilst getting used to new equipment. And the bonus was that the recommended digital SLR camera is also a Canon, a make I’m really happy with.
I’m still a little reverential in my handling of this new and (to me) sophisticated bit of kit and it hasn’t been off automatic yet, but I love it!
It makes Higgins look extremely shiny…
The Course is aimed at Designers, Makers, Crafters and Sellers who want to photograph their products, and get to grips with styling, lighting and presentation and I’m really looking forward to learning all about it. I’ve been having a play and just having the new camera has made such a difference already…
I’m really looking forward to starting the course in September, it’s never too late to go back to school!
If you are interested in the course I think there are some places left, you can find out about it here at Photocraft, and do let me know if we are going to be classmates!
See you soon…x