As I obsess and salivate over my newly acquired toy, my super professional blogger camera, I think to myself that I have absolutely no idea how to use it.
This makes me think of swimming. You think you know how to do it until someone teaches you the strokes and the breathing and then you think, you had absolutely no idea how to do it your whole life. And you were just pretending. Taking nice photographs is like swimming. You think you're the best photographer you've ever known and you are so proud to upload these gorgeous snapshots onto your blog, but actually, they're plain, they lack depth and the lighting is all wrong.
I am deeply in need of a photo tutorial. My blog is fine but the next step is to make it a fantastic photo and text blog. And lately my iPhone photos (like the one above) have been boring me to death. So a photography course springs to mind, and it comes highly recommended by a couple of photographer friends. Studio Time offers full day workshops for beginners and amateurs (me me me!!!!) for £120. They will teach you everything from taking fantastic portraits and landscapes to the intricacies of using an SLR camera like mine.
I was lucky enough to receive a voucher to a beginner's workshop last Christmas and while I haven't used it yet, I have booked it, and I am very excited to finally be able call myself a photographer! Well not quite but almost. A short walk from Bethnal Green station, and a hop and a skip from Liverpool Street station you can rediscover the magic of photography all in one day and gain your confidence as photo-blogger again.