I started this adventure back in April 2019 and I look back with fondness at some of my early photographs. I have learned so much since I took on 'A Year With My Camera" and I now consciously have my phone or a camera with me at all times. I've found lockdow Read more...
I started this adventure back in April 2019 and I look back with fondness at some of my early photographs. I have learned so much since I took on 'A Year With My Camera" and I now consciously have my phone or a camera with me at all times. I've found lockdown quite stressful as, although I enjoy trees and taking photographs, I seem to have become bored and the photographs boring so my plan is to try to learn new techniques in the New Year and even if I can't get out then I can try to be more creative - there are enough books and magazines to help. Plus I am going to spend time trying to learn Lightroom and Photoshop so I don't give up immediately I try to change a pic! I particularly love reading about peoples lives and seeing their photographs and although I don't visit Blip on a daily basis I do try to do a catchup as often as possible.
2020 - Well its been more than a year since I started on this adventure. Like many I suspect, I was bought a camera and I did nothing more than point and shoot - never bothering to learn about all the other buttons on the camera. Now a year and a bit later I can do so much more. I still find myself asking husband for help when I can’t think what to do to achieve the photograph I am chasing - but its less now. He has even ‘loaned’ me some of his filters and lenses so I must be doing something good! I have been retired for more than four years and whilst I miss my students - I still keep in touch with many of them via Facebook - I don’t miss the politics of working for a local council. I have more than enough with six grandchildren - still managing to see four of them who stand at the bottom of the drive where I live but not being able to have contact with them is awful. I decided that when I did my year of blipping I would not be pressured into doing something every day but still find myself thinking every day of something to add - so long may it continue. I live in South Staffordshire and am fortunate to have a lovely garden overlooking a very deserted field so everything is so peaceful at the minute. I love looking at blipper’s photographs and reading their thoughts about what they have added, so again long may this continue.