As a newbie to blogland, I’ve been on a mission to learn all I can so I can bring you a super dooper blog reading experience!
While my iPhone was taking pretty good pics for a phone, I did a bit of research and invested in a good camera so I could do the job properly. I soon realised that having a fancy looking camera isn’t enough – you also need to know how to use it!
Not being able to join in on conversations with my blogger pals about aperture, lighting, ISO, shutter speed and white balance made me realise just how much I had to learn. Usually I’m pretty good with nerdy techo speak but this time I was out of my depth and needed some help!
Enter Billy Law from A Table for Two and his Food Photography Workshop for Beginners, promising to teach amateurs like me how to understand and use all the camera functions, how to apply settings for different situations and and how to tweak images with photo editing programs so they look great on the blog.
This course was fun! I really enjoyed it and Billy is just lovely. There were a lot of different cameras in the room and Billy was very patient and accommodating with all our questions. For me it was a great opportunity to learn the basics so I can start getting the most out of my new camera. I had no idea a point-and-shoot could be so complicated!
The workshop was held at MUMU Grill in Crows Nest and included lunch which gave us a great opportunity to test out our newfound camera skills on the food.
If you’re new to photography, want to learn how to use your camera or have an interest in photographing food, I highly recommend Billy’s workshop.
I didn’t take great photos on the day and I admit, I still have a LOT to learn. Since the class I’ve taken the time to play with my camera and I think the shots are turning out a lot better. So from here on in, you can expect some fancier camera action and (hopefully) that means I’ll be posting better images. Stay tuned folks!