Taking one photo a day is only a part of trying getting better this year.
As a part of improving my technical ability and better understanding my camera I went to “EXPLORE YOUR DSLR/COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA PART 2”. Details of the course I attended can be found here. This course is run by going digital.
I learnt a huge amount, but my top 3 points were:
- How to use zoom to alter perspective and get much better shots (making people and objects stand out against backgrounds)
- Using ISO to control shutter speed (taking better and sharper photos in poor light)
- Understanding depth of field (getting the bits you want to be in focus in focus)
The only downer on the day was that my hula hoops in the packed lunch I took were stale. Not pleasant.
The venue was Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, not short of photo opps.