I bought myself a present. That’s pretty much how this story starts. After contemplating purchasing a new camera for a long time I took the plunge and decided to treat myself with a nice shiny DSLR camera, the Nikon D3100. This was a massive upgrade from my previous point and click cameras and I knew that there’d be a lot to learn. Boy was I right.
Looking around the internet for pointers you see the techno babble flung around lackadaisically as though every Tom, Dick & Joe know what they mean. I didn’t. Aperture? Not a clue. ISO? Less of a clue. Shutter Speed? Well yeah…..I could figure that out – but what to use when?
I came to the sudden realisation that if I want to produce some stunning photos of my life I had best get learning and fast, so like a wild eyed gazelle I ran outside and started snapping. I got some terrible photos, I got some okay photos, I got no really good photos. In order to improve I’m going to need to take a lot more.
So that’s why I started Life in Zoom. A place to pull together and analyse my best photos (and probably some of my worse too) in an attempt to learn and improve. The aim is take a photo a day and upload them.
Here’s to hoping there are a couple of good ones in the end!