Constructive comments welcome. Jan 2012: I live in Cornwall, England. I'm a mum of three boys, childcare provider and perpetual Open University student - T189 Photography in autumn 2011 was my 29th course and the best ever! I've taken snaps since I was about 15, now I'm determined to put what I've learned into practice and master the art.
I'm using a Canon SX30 IS bridge camera and its frustrating me so I'm saving up.
I'm loving using photoshop elements 10, its so much fun. I'm enjoying Kim Klassons Beyond Layers course which is slowly teaching me more photoshop. http://www.kimklassencafe.com/photoshopecourses/
I've got lightroom 3 sat here still in its box ..so much to do & learn
6 months into 365, wow what fun, I love 365, I'm learning all the time.
Lightroom still in its box - must sort that out soon.
Saving up has paid off, all my birthdays and Christmases just came at once. Camera upgrade:
Canon 5D mark III
EF 24-70mm f2.8 L USM
EF 70-200mm f2.8 L USM
EF 100 f2.8 Macro IS USM
MP-E 65mm f2.8 1-5x Macro
EF Extender 2x
And now a battery grip with a second battery, and powerlead so that I can still download from it and use it at home when the batteries have run out - its was nightmare when I only had one battery and kept forgetting to charge it!
Manfrotto 458B Neotec tripod, and 405 head is fab.
I have a flash somewhere, never used it, I like natural light tho would like to learn about lighting, maybe in the winter.
And a couple of filters, they are a new thing for me.
The camera is awesome and way beyond my knowledge but I'm having fun and learning all the time, one day I will feel like I am doing it justice.
I really appreciate it when people take the time and trouble to describe what they have done to achieve their images and if you've got any helpful and kind advise or links to websites to help me learn what I'm supposed to be doing I'll probably love you forever.
Loaded lightroom 3 and found out I had to get lightroom 4 as it had the upgrade for my camera. So now I'm slowly learning what to do with LR4. Kim Klasson's 'Round Trip' Lightroom to Photoshop class is great.
Added 16-35mm f2.8 L II
and a 40mm pancake to my toys.
And found my flash - when I was looking for something else lol. Still don't know how to use it properly but I'll get there.
I'm now doing Sebastian Michael's Photoshop Artistry course. It's great fun. Check it out, the students are turning out some fabulous work. http://fineartgrunge.com/grungecanvas/
I want to upgrade Lightroom and Photoshop but I'm on a mission to pay off my mortgage. Tough call.
Upgraded to Creative Cloud, how could I resist such a deal.
And I bought an Icelight - it's fab.
I spent the year doing Kim's Be Still 52 class - its lovely. http://learn.kimklassen.com/
This year I will be one of the lucky people learning from Kim's Studio: http://learn.kimklassen.com/thestudiosignup/
I will be trying to keep up with the second Photoshop Artistry course
and trying to complete an Open University Art History course which is very interesting.
Sometime during the year I hope to sell an image I have made. Then hopefully sell a few more.
I have been very fortunate to see some of my photos on the popular page, here are the ones that made it since Alexis created the programme that displays them. Many thanks Alexis.