My wonderful friends bought me an online photography course for my birthday last year in 2013. I was so taken aback by their thoughtfulness that I walked around looking at the world from a different view, seeing so much beauty even in the darkest corners.
I only began this course last month due to some personal turmoil I had experienced this year and I am glad I waited for the right time, (I will share it to you in another post about being grateful.) The online course is called Ultimate Photography and it suits me fine. I can work in my own time and pace (normally when Miss Cheeky is asleep or at daycare). Luckily I am an night owl and while the night is still young, I work away on my course and get to drink my entire cup of tea (a luxury when you have kids in your life). It is early days and I will keep you up to date with my progress on this course.
The photos I took below are from my CANON EOS 450D with a 18-55mm lens and iPhone 4S. Examples of my 'before' pictures to compare with my later photographs as I learn more about the camera (to use manual and not auto, although my favourite setting is macro.) Secretly, I am hoping my darling husband will buy me a wide lens for my birthday next month.
Taken at my husband's factory.
Passing by in Newtown when I saw this cat which matched its interior very nicely.
The late Pierre, king of the castle.
Love those lane ways. Never know what creations you find. That man in the foreground is my husband, my bodyguard.
Under the boardwalk. Bette Midler was here.
My favourite pic, 4 blue squares of reflection.
I want to thank you girls for getting me motivated again and bringing out the beauty that surrounds us. Part two will be about my progression of the course.