It’s been two weeks of new sights, new people to get to know, new food, new culture, new beds in new places and of course, with all this new going on there were many, many photos to be taken. 2200 to be exact. Whew! That is a lot of photos, and of course we have a lot of ‘practice shots’, but they’re all worth it because I know some of these photos I will treasure for the rest of my life.
Here are a few I have picked out of the mix so far. I loved taking photos in Egypt and Jordan – the countries are both so photogenic!
So while I’m on this photography loving high I’m setting myself a pre-Christmas challenge. We’ve had the camera exactly on a year now and with nearly 100 folders of photos to show for it, we have definitely been out and practicing lots.
I have spent the year making steady progress in my photography knowledge. I’m reluctantly learning the technical vocab that goes along with it and generally sorting out my focal lengths from my ISO (#cameraspeak). But while on holiday it became very apparent that the camera is Ben’s baby and I just have a play around when I can. All the interesting shots (like this awesome night shot in Petra below) were lead by him, and I’m soooo grateful that he had the technical knowledge to be able to give these things a go.
We both learned a lot from other great photographers on our trips too. But it definitely highlighted to me that I need to put in more effort – least I become the passenger (or in this case the poser), more often than not.
So I’m challenging myself to get awesome at using the camera to take the shots I want. In the 6 weeks leading up to Christmas I’m going to work through some of the homework challenges set out in the ABM DSLR Basics course which I have been dipping in and out of this past year.
I’ll be sharing my progress weekly so please pass on any tips or pointers.
Thanks for joining me x
If I had one tip for you it would be to never let the technical knowledge or lack of stop you from taking that shot. Don’t leave that spot till you have figured it out with all the knowledge and resources at your disposal. If you have to compromise know why you chose the settings you did and how they worked together to get you to that shot as best you can. Be aware and take note of what was lacking either in equipment or knowledge for that shot and try and check it out once you finish your shoot.
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I love, love these photos! What an amazing adventure dude.
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Cheers Keryn, we saw some amazing sites. I’ve been going through and editing more pics lately.. So many photos!