Last week I drove up to the glorious Home Barn to go on a photography workshop run by Ace Ninjographer, Jay Mountford.
It was ace. Seriously. Came back INSPIRED. And for the first time EVER I took my dSLR from auto to manual and friggin loved it. The course is run in Home Barn and when you’re learning product photography in such an awesome environment, you know you’re on to a winner. We’re in a barn with shifting light and all manner of fabulous things to photograph with an instructor who’s telling you how it is without complicating it, telling you straight and she has nothing to sell. Jay broke it down so we realised what we needed to do to get the shot.
All of these, the good and the bad, were taken with my camera in manual mode. I am well chuffed because I also know where I went wrong with a couple of them too – I just need to get that triangle to balance!
We all had our cameras but had a plethora of lens to try out thanks to Lens Fetish. And I totally confess to having a proper sulk on when I had to start using my own shitty lens again. So much so, I came home and bought myself a new lens… it’s fucking ace. So watch this space for some great photos to come, because practice makes perfect right!?
Anyway. If you want to learn how to use your camera properly and how to shoot, you really need to get yourself booked in the next workshop. It gets a big fat thumbs up from me.