Image taken January 2013
In the last year much has happened in my photography world mainly due to the purchase of my first ever DSLR camera. My aim was to take close-up photos of flowers - food and other bits and pieces
I used the P setting and with my zoom lens captured anything and everything that stood still.
After seeing some of the wonderful macro photography from other blog-sites around the world
I realised if I wanted to improve I must get to know my camera and learn the skills required to take
good pics and so I commenced with what I love ... Macro Photography and have applied the
techniques for creating shallow depth of field photos with the subject highlighted while the
background remains nicely blurred.
The photo below was taken almost a year ago when I was more than happy to click
away on my new camera - the above image was taken a few weeks ago using the
Manual setting and taking my time over things like aperture speed and spot metering.
I don't always get it perfect but I love the challenge.
This is my contribution to the first of City Daily Photo's
"Festival of the Belly Button"