I’ve been reading a lot of blogs recently and I have noticed that I am always drawn back to the ones with the nicest pictures. Two in particular have been inspiring me recently – The English Can Cook and A Beautiful Mess (I stole this one from Hedvig).
I got some money for Christmas and a digital camera seemed like the right investment at this moment in time because I thought it would be extremely useful for taking pictures for articles that I write. In fact, it already has been really useful in this way. I’ve been snapping away for my upcoming piece on edible flowers in Home Farmer Magazine.
It also means that I can add some nice pictures to my blog posts. When I have learned to take nice pictures that is. Until then you’ll have to make do with this one of me squinting. Still, I live with a photographer, how’s that for zoning! I have come up with a cunning plan to learn photography from Ben by osmosis. I leave my camera in the kitchen and take photos of my dinner. Ben feels compelled to step in and
tell me how I am doing it wrong ways in which I could improve, and I learn something!
Fact fans will be dying to know what camera I got… I bought a second-hand Canon 30D and I’m borrowing Ben’s lens until I come into enough money to buy my own (hopefully sometime around my birthday in March). I’m also borrowing his memory card and his card reader. So, I suppose you could say that most of the camera isn’t yet mine… I chose second hand because as well as being a little bit more earth-friendly, it meant that I could make my meagre resources go a little bit further. I could get a much better camera and lens for my £400 than I could if I bought new. It’s always a bit of a gamble buying second hand, but it seems to have paid off.