Monday, 14 July 2014

#toastofthetown Photography Workshop

On Saturday I attended a fab blogger workshop about learning to use my camera properly.  Considering I mostly just pick a setting and hope for the best, it was great to have the chance to learn what 'iso' and 'shutter speed' mean and actually put it into practice.  Throughout the day we were taught in stages, with some technical info then picture taking.  In the morning there was helicopter pictures and photographing another person (I teamed up with Amy and Mairi who are now my new best friends), then after lunch we headed out onto the streets of Glasgow to test our skills on the surrounding area/poor unsuspecting shoppers.  I normally hate Buchanan Street on a Saturday but it was the perfect place to play about with my camera and try out different effects.  In fact, that picture third from the bottom with the Commonwealth flags - there was an ambulance passing right when I clicked the shutter, so I got a cool flash of blue lights!

Thanks to Millennium Hotels, Joe Blogs and Dreghorn Photography for hosting the event.  I learned so much and went right out the next day to take a ton of shots with Tam and Parsnip.  I've never had so many great shots of the dog!  Thanks also to Sarah, who actually got invited but couldn't go, so let me go in her place.  I owe you one!

(Jules and Breige already have their posts up so click over if you want more info on the day!)

:)

6 comments:

  1. This looks so much fun - glad you had a good time!

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    1. I loved learning so much, gonna dig out that book I bought for the camera and learn more! :)

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  2. Love all of these! Would love to learn to take fancy shots like that with my camera. Sounds like a great workshop :)

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    1. It was really interesting stuff, and most importantly was taught in a way I could follow haha! :)

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  3. Brilliant post - love the photos x

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    1. Thanks, yours were great too, we learned loads! :)

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