#1day12pics Photo Challenge

I have been sticking to most of my New Year’s Resolutions so far and have completed the first homework from Emma Davies, A Year With My Camera course. The aim was to take 12 pictures throughout the day- I’ve posted my 5 favourite shots above.

The photographs were taken in the middle of the day at Roseberry Topping which is maintained by the National Trust. My main aims for the photos were to get to grips with manual mode, which meant being able to balance ISO, aperture and shutter speed. It was also amazing using the flash could do for some of the portrait shots- it looked more like natural light rather than those harshly lit family Christmas photos! Pretty pleased with the composition of the first photo too- so lucky to have had clear skies and good weather!

I feel a lot more confident with my Canon EOS 40D using manual mode, I’ll probably explore some more in the near future. I have been tempted to upgrade to a 7D as I have seen some fab offers, but I think I need to get to grips with my current camera first! Beside I’m rather attached to it…

Another resolution of mine was to do more drawings- which I have done, more doodles that drawings mind… Plus I’ve found some old work that I haven’t posted before which ¬†should help me post more regularly and get into the swing!


Happy New Year! Blog Resolutions

Happy New Year! It seemed an apt time to actually start posting on my blog again. I know it has been well neglected but I’m hoping that it will push me to do more drawings this year, nothing flash just some sketchbook doodles trying to develop style and expression. That being said, I’ve been getting back into reading manga so I wouldn’t be surprised if I relapsed back into the style.

I’m sort of just winging it here, to be honest I haven’t really thought of many proper new years resolutions but here are some for my blog:

  1. Actually start posting- this is probably the most important one
  2. Post regularly- and by regularly I mean more than once in a blue moon
  3. If I want to post more I should probably start drawing more (See posts 1 and 2)
  4. Do¬†Emma Davies fab “A Year With My Camera” course this year

Let’s see how long these last.

Notable non-blog related resolutions include:

  1. Get organised with my degree (lol)
  2. Stop looking at my phone as much (unless there are WordPress notifications)
  3. Chill out more and spend more time with people
  4. Keep it real and be positive
  5. Maybe start jounalling again

I did pretty well to keep a lot of my previous resolutions about keeping fit and journalling and just generally being more confident so we’ll see how these go!

BONUS: I didn’t realise that I hadn’t posted the finished version of my work in progress. The picture isn’t the best quality but you get the gist! *Hopefully this will be me smashing my resolutions.