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…
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.