My first thought was to try and take a shot of the gerbils again, Fred and Oliver. As you may know I’ve tried a couple of times before, but it hadn’t quite worked out.
I think they’re great subjects to try and photograph; they’re cute of course, but also they’re small, detailed and move like lightening! They don’t come to you when you call them, they do whatever they feel like, so they’re a healthy challenge I think, to try and learn some skills.
I stuck with it though, and managed to get some nice close up, detailed shots of them.
Anyway, this was great, becasue I tried a few auto settings, like portrait and sports, but in the end fully manual got me the best results. This was amazing, becasue as I’m still wading through the user manual (yes I know blokes shouldn’t read user manuals!!) and I didnt think I’d even touch the fully manual mode for months to come yet.
Its exciting times for my photography journey, and I cant quite believe the things I’ve learnt already. I know my last two or three posts havent been particularly photogenic images, but on a personal level I’m hitting goals every day, so I’m really pleased about that.
Moreover, I feel like I’ve started to develop my own style, I know how I want to capture images, and slowly, I’m learning how to capture them.