Future Plans and Dreams for Photography

 

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It’s been a quiet Christmas. I got a nasty cold and was grateful we didn’t have a house full. Ah, well, it’s only a day. I’m going to visit my parents this coming week so will be away for a couple of days, but I am taking my trusty laptop and camera.

I got a book that was on my wish list and an off-camera cable for my Nikon D90 for Christmas. So, I’ve spent time thinking about what I can do once the holiday season is over, my cold is long gone and what I’d like to achieve in the coming months.

Not that I’ve come to many conclusions yet, but I will be digging out a mini fish tank bought second hand and some coloured water with the flash set to the side, some objects to fling into the water and an experimental head screwed on. I’ll show you some of the results when they’re done. The Nikon book is superb. You see I’m mostly self taught in the camera department (my degree is in visual studies and art history). I’m not that technically savvy, but I’ve decided to get to grips with more of the features on my Nikon to get the most out of it and improve my creative input.

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I’d also like a macro 1:1 lens. (Santa didn’t manage it, not surprisingly). Currently I have a zoom macro Tamron 70-300mm but it’s not strong enough for the macro I’d like to be able to do. I can’t get out to do landscape as I’d wish to, but my love of macro could be the saviour if I can work at home. All I need then is my large dining table and some lights and I can set up a mini studio (we’ve got trays to eat off  🙂 ).

Small goals, but a start.

There will be more travel, despite last years’ problems. My kit is all organised (I’m not that good at organising) but I can now throw into the camper one rucksack and one secure, sealed plastic box with all my kit, chargers and other little bits that tend to get left behind in one place and they won’t be forgotten next time I’m out with the camera! Now I just need to keep my head screwed on the right way round, make sure I have the sat nav and a map……the list goes on. We’ve also now got a dongle, so I’ll be able to put new stuff on my website and post on here wherever I am!

I’ve posted some of my favourite close-ups for today. The macro I’m after would do far more than this, but I’ve a feeling it will be a while coming.

I’m off, again, into the sunset (which looks MUCH warmer than it now is) and reminds me what it is like to have warm feet!beacon hill 067

Tamron tutorial video and a Merry Christmas!

Hi folks. Are you all ready for Christmas? I’ve found a video to watch for those of you into macro, so I thought I’d pass it on. It’s done by a Tamron user and I found some useful tips in it. Enjoy!

I hope everyone has a fantabulous Christmas and a startlingly brilliant New Year. It’s been great talking to you all and I hope we all are in contact again very soon. Chris xxx

I really like the contrast between the ivy and the snow-covered tree. Do you?

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