Onwards into 2019

So 2018 is drawing to a close and I’ve barely posted on this blog at all. Okay, barely doesn’t quite cover the total lack of posts. I’m still taking photos though, and am actually half way through a workshop that’s put my photography through a 180 degree turn.

If you’re in the Staffs area in the UK, check out Paolo Loraso. You can find him on Facebook or via his website. His workshops, perfect for total beginners, are also great for those who know a bit and want to either refresh or learn some new skills.

In my mind I call him the myth exploder because he has little truck with a lot of current photographic wisdom. As a professional photographer who’s been in the business a long time, he teaches how to really take control of your camera. You’ll stop constantly fiddling with settings (so you miss the shot you were hoping for), and nail exposure first time, every time. In manual mode.

In short, he makes photography fun again, without the pain and work of lengthy post-processing to make a photo acceptable.

Learning to Unlearn

Image of frosty leaf
Taken with Canon 200D, 18-55mm lens at 55mm. 1/125, f/8, ISO 200.

So yes, that was a bit of a long winded way of saying I’m still in love with taking pictures. And I’m still constantly learning and correcting previous-learned bad habits.

As I’ve said all along, the purpose of this blog isn’t to teach photography, it’s to share my journey in the hope you’ll enjoy it with me. If you happen to pick up a tip or two that helps, brilliant. But don’t assume what’s written here is gospel. Learning is a process. What I think is correct today might turn out to be completely wrong tomorrow 🙂

Plans for 2019, photography-wise?

  • Carry on learning
  • Carry on practising
  • Write a few more blog posts and share more photos
  • Contradict myself a few more times as I learn to unlearn what I previously thought I’d learned.



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