Thursday, 8 January 2015

Learning Curve

Back when I very first started to blog, waaaaaay back when (it was 10 years ago - eek!), it was a different beast altogether.

My first couple of blogs - both now defunct - were journal style blogs, with a bit of everything included.  The written content was key and photographs were rarely included and if they were, there was no huge pressure for them to be fancy,  they were just there for quick illustrative purposes.

Now, especially as I've decided that this blog will be more lifestyle-y than diary-y, things are different.  I've had some posts drafted on a couple of products that I wanted to review but they haven't gone up yet because I can't get the pictures right.  I have everything from too light, too dark, over-exposed, under-exposed.  The works.

I don't want to half-ass this.  If I'm going to have a blog then it needs to be the best I can make it otherwise I'm doing myself, and my readers a disservice.

One of the problems I have is that my work hours mean that I leave home in the dark and get home in the dark, robbing me of any opportunity to take pictures in natural daylight.  Obviously a lot of bloggers have that problem this time of year, so thats not an excuse, but because I'm still figuring this whole thing out, I'd not yet factored in that I'm going to need to take pictures at the weekends when I'm home during daylight hours.

So really what I'm trying to say is, please stick with me.  I'm on a pretty steep learning curve at the moment but hopefully I will find my feet soon.  My plan is to get some pictures taken this weekend and some posts up starting early next week.

If anyone has any good photography hints or tips, or knows of any sites that do please leave me a comment.  I'm grateful for all the pointers I can get at this stage!

In the mean time, you can always find me on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube where my lack of "real" photography skills aren't so much of a problem!

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