Monday, 14 January 2013

Theme Day - Festival of the Belly Button



This is one of the photos from my very first City Daily Photo post on this blog on 10 May 2008.  This was taken with a little, red, Olympus point and shoot camera without manual mode. I also had a Canon 400D but was only using that on the "P" setting. I could still get lucky and take a good photo but I didn't know why it worked.

Since then I have learnt to use a camera, taken various courses in different aspects of photography (I know what makes a good photo even if  I can't always do it) and upgraded the Olympus to a Canon S90 which is pocket size but has full manual operation (and is due for a further upgrade), and the 400D to a 60D. I have also gained the confidence to photograph people, particularly street photography, and love playing with black and white conversion, particularly learning what will and won't work. 


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7 comments:

Dina said...

You are really serious about this, Ann.

Julie said...

I thought you joined in May 2007 the same year as I did my first incarnation of Sydney Eye.

The journey we have both made has been astounding really. And I think that 100 Strangers had a massive imapact on our style.

I am glad you are enjoying the B&W challenge, just as I do. I can nearly pick a winner every time, nowadays.

Such a joy ...

Thank you for participating in this first festival.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This post makes me wish I had done the 100 Strangers with you guys.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love your second image here Anne, perfect b&w.. i still maintain that its not the camera but how you use it that makes a great shot.. I've seen some amazing pinhole photography, can't get simpler than that.

Stefan Jansson said...

Street photography is always fun. But I remember being quite nervous when I started shooting candid street scenes.

Buck said...

I love seeing the changes... it gives me hope. I'm not nearly as far along as you, but the examples and especially the street portraits are magnificent!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I'm still a little cautious about street photography but keep trying.