I had the most fabulous day yesterday. I got the spend the whole day with Kirsty Wiseman, yes THE Kirsty Wiseman. I arrived very late (about 1 and half), I'd gone with the AA directions and my goodness they took me up hill and down dale. I eventually got there and she was extremely gracious about it. We gt a coffee and headed of into her craft space, well that was it I could have stayed in there to play all day. It is a great space and packed, I mean packed with delicious goodies, but that's not what I was there for.
I had booked a day with Kirsty to learn more about my camera. I have a Canon EOS 400D, which had never been out of automatic. Well whats the point of that?
Kirsty has coached me off using my automatic and I am now semi automatic/manual AAAGGH! it is a bit scary but I just now need to practice. I have my camera ready and I'm off to do a little bit of shopping and then I am calling at the park on the way home to 'have a go'!
The morning was full of technical stuff, but it is explained in such a way that it just clicked, we then went out for lunch and took some piccies of a coke can. No we aren't nuts, it was so I could compensate for the strip lights. We then made our way to a bridge and a lovely flower park where we took a few pictures to consolidate everything.
I received a lovely e-mail today from Kirsty with this picture attached, this was taken by Kirsty when while we were in the park. I love it and it is now my new photo. Thanks Kirtsty.
Here is the one I took of my subject, I really need to master compensating for the blue hue on the photo. This just highlights the difference between the professional and the amateur.