I have a new friend. I’ve wanted us to be friends for a long time and now we’ve met, I am a bit intimidated. I have a new camera.
Various moons have aligned and it has come to pass that I am now the owner of a ‘proper’ camera. A DSLR with a million settings and fat lens.
It is daunting. I am skirting around it. Almost every photo I’ve taken thus far is pants. I want my new camera to stretch me. To make me think. I want to learn. I want us to be friends and not just exist on automatic settings (no pressure then).
I’ve blown opportunities to take photos by allowing Mr Noo (he who has barely picked up a camera in an age, but who is a competent photographer) to play with it.
He has had a very enjoyable weekend happily snapping, while I watched, moodily, from the sidelines. Like the girl who wasn’t picked for the netball team.
Mr Noo can explain the technical side, if only I could actually understand what he is saying. Previously, I was OK with composition, via my iphone, but it has deserted me.
Top tips anyone?