I really want to do more with my photography. I feel the blog would benefit from better quality photos and I actually really enjoy taking them. I also need an excuse to walk more, as it's one of the best exercises for me and it's free! If you are going to walk and you don't have anyone to go with, I
think it helps to have a prop. Dogs are great, but a bit of a commitment. After all, they are for life, not just for walkies. So, the next best thing is a camera. I find if I have something to focus on, I walk further without even realising and it doesn't feel like exercise.
You can take photos of pretty much anything. I like taking extreme close ups of minibeasts, but there are also landscapes and buildings to consider. The great part is, it doesn't matter where you go, there will always be something interesting to photograph. I took this photo of the Wills Memorial Building in Bristol.
This was just using my phone, and I often wonder what I could achieve with a 'proper' camera. I worry about ending up with something too complicated, though. It's not just that I'm not the brightest spark when it comes to instructions, it's also finding the time to fit an amateur photography course into an already busy life! Every time I buy a slightly techy product these days, I seem to end up with a huge tome of text, containing half a rainforest and words of biblical proportions that I have no hope of understanding. So, in an effort to simplify matters, I'm leaning towards a bridge camera. Rumour has it that they offer quality photography without all the complications of a more advanced DSLR. I am currently lusting after this Panasonic bridge camera. If I am going to invest in a camera, I insist on looking the part and this is what I call a proper camera, look at the size of that lens!
Published in conjunction with Panasonic