I’d describe myself as a “keen amateur” when it comes to photography, although I have some technical knowledge; I learned on a manual camera (Canon F1), so I understand the Exposure Triangle,depth of field, use of shutter speeds etc.
I do general photography, “holiday snaps”, local area and interest photos – I don’t specialise in any one particular field.
Currently, I am using a Canon EOS 750D with a 17-85mm and a 55-250mm lens. I also have an old Olympus Camedia C-4000 which is my “stick in the jacket pocket” camera, as opposed to my phone.
I met Ian on the CMV vessel Columbus on a recent holiday to Iceland, and joined the forum on returning home.
I’m hoping to learn about photo composition, as I’m the first to admit that I don’t have an artistic bent. I am also getting into photo editing although I probably tend to over-edit. The photo of Thorshavn marina in the Critique Request section is a good example – it is more appropriate for the picture on a box of local souvenir biscuits rather than an accurate representation of the marina. At the moment, I like finding out what the editors can produce.
Welcome to Ian’s Academy. Look forward to seeing some of your work, especially given that, like me, you reckon your artistic tendencies are lacking. I find it very hard to ‘see’ a good image and tend not to recognise them even if I have captured one.