Saturday, 13 March 2010


I sat down with this book, a mug of Spiced Chai Latte and some Bournville chocolate and started reading. I haven't wanted to put the book down. I'm finding it so informative and the style of writing is easy to read. Really enjoying it and looking forward to going and reading some more before bed time.
A couple of you asked about the Moving into Manual class that I mentioned in my last post. I have enjoyed working through it, a lot of the information given I already had a fairly good understanding of but it was putting it all together that seemed to be stumping me. This week, however, it's making more sense and I'm enjoying playing with the different settings and working out the best way of getting the photos I want. I've still got a way to go but I'm feeling a bit more confident now. I have noticed a difference shooting in manual, rather than programme or Av and I think I'm getting a bit more detail in my photos. I may be talking a load of rubbish and it's all wishful thinking ;o) but hopefully progress is being made!
My next step now is to see how I can improve my editing in Photoshop Elements 8 so that my images have the sharpness and crispness that I would like them to have. Anyone know of any good tutorials/classes that it might be worth me looking at?
Now I'm off to read a little bit more before bed.
Have a good evening