Over the past few months, I’ve been starting to nurture a new hobby – photography. Whilst I’ve always had a passing interest in taking photos generally, over the past six months or so this has developed into a desire to want to learn more about how to improve my photography skills.
One of the things I have always enjoyed doing is taking photos on my travels and during my trips to theme parks and other attractions. Usually, I’d just use my smartphone camera as it was typically always the device I’d have to hand, but I would still try to get the best photo I could and have got some great shots over the past few years. However, recently I’ve wanted to delve deeper into the world of photography and take my interest further. I was very lucky to get an Olympus OMD EM10-MK III over Christmas, and this has given me the push I needed to learn more about how to capture great images.
I have already taken some first steps in learning some of the basics and have been exploring taking some photos with both a 45mm f1.8 lens, and a 30mm macro lens. One of the things I keep having to remind myself is that I am not going to get the perfect shot first time! As with any hobby or skill, it is going to take time to learn everything and the best thing I can do is to keep practising and remember that no matter how frustrated I may get, I’m very much just at the start of things.
So, where do I hope this new hobby will lead? Ultimately, I hope to be able to combine it with some of my other interests. I aim to be able to take some amazing photos on my travels, maybe try my hand at taking some interesting animal photos, and maybe even get some shots from a few of my theme park visits too. No matter what though, I want to be able to just enjoy taking great photos purely for the enjoyment of it.