I have had a digital SLR camera for several years and I absolutely LOVE it. But ... and it's a Big But ... I have spent almost all the time I have owned it shooting on automatic.
My photos have been OK but I've always known there was much more I could do. I have had attempts at understanding the settings using magazines, websites, the manual it came with an even done a time-swap with a professional photographer who is a friend of mine. All to no avail - the workings of shutter speed, aperture and depth of field have completely alluded me ... until now!!
We have one of the leading Arts University Colleges locally (very lucky!) so I enrolled on an evening photographic class. We have a very patient tutor, Mark, who has de-mystified the workings of our cameras and I am finally getting the hang of it. (Thanks Mark!)
We have a competition at the end of our first term entitled 'After Dark' so I headed off to a local wood which was being specially lit for one week. It was spectacular and these are the images I captured. It was my first attempt without Mark around to advise me and I'm really happy with my progress - let's hope he agrees as he's the judge for the competition!!
Enjoy your art.