Manchester Photography Workshop with Currys

Earlier this month I upgraded from my camera phone to a Nikon Coolpix L820. It was second hand, a really good price and it was a step up from where I was camera-wise, and closer to where I eventually want to be (DSLR nirvana). There was only one problem, how do I use the thing? With fantabulous timing I was invited to attend the #LightsCameraCurrys photography workshop at Manchester Photographic, in association with Currys.

It was an incredibly informative day, especially for those who had a proper DSLR camera, alas I was in the minority with my bridge camera, but mine does what I need it to do so I’m happy. I am in no way jealous, no siree.

Christian from Manchester Photographic showed us the ropes and we ran through basics, such as finding your focus, shutter speed, apertures and ISO. We explored all the settings on our cameras and then went out on assignment. Luckily it was the Manchester Food and Drink Festival that weekend so we wandered down to take some pictures. Here are some of my favourites…

Manchester Photography

Manchester Photography

Manchester Photography

Manchester Photography

I really enjoyed just going out and taking pictures with my new camera. It’s given me the confidence to take it out and have fun with it. I really recommend going on a photography workshop, even if it’s just to boost your confidence. When I do eventually upgrade to a proper DSLR then I’ll definitely be booking myself onto another course. Manchester Photographic are ace and if you’re local, then they are worth checking out.

You can read more about the day here on the Currys blog.

2 responses to “Manchester Photography Workshop with Currys

  1. Fantastic! I love buying new gadgets, but like you, I’m often worried I won’t be able to get the best use out of them. It’s great that you were given a quick tour of your new camera at Currys, and the images certainly declare that you know what you’re doing.

    I agree that it can give your confidence a little boost when you feel like you know what you’re doing, and I’m looking to invest in a new camera at some point in the near future, too. Hopefully there will be someone around to show me what to do…if not, I’ll just pretend.

    What did you make of the Manchester Food Festival? I’ve recently started a blog called All Things Manchester, and document events, places to go, food and drink, entertainment, student stuff etc and am interested in the response of others to what Manchester has to offer food-wise!

    Good luck with your new camera!

  2. What a fab experience . I love taking photos in Manchester

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