Snapshot Saturday

OK, so it's Sunday but I was really excited to discover this brand new linky hosted by Super Busy Mum all about photography.

I've always had an interest in photography and have taken some pride in capturing a few lovely family moments over the last few years. I particularly enjoy taking photos of my kids and would really like to be able to take much better photos of my home and the things Lily, Ollie and I often make. I'd also like to understand photography more, and get more use out of Matt's DSLR camera.

For Christmas, my Mummy bought me "The Busy Girl's Guide to Digital Photography" and I ran through it on the long journey home from Exeter to High Wycombe this weekend. There's an awful lot of content covered, and although I felt like I knew a lot already, I was pretty shocked by how much I didn't understand. At all. It felt like reading a whole other language at points and I had to re-read parts before I got the point. I think the only way I'm going to really 'get it' is to do it.

That's why the Snapshot Saturday linky is really good for me, as I plan to work hard on my photography this year and like the idea of learning and sharing with other keen bloggers and budding photographers.

Ideally, I'd like to step completely away from my lazy approach of snapping away with my iphone, but realistically I know that it won't happen. Capturing a moment with my iphone is far to easy to do away with completely and so you should expect to see a fair few amateur pics as I share my favourites and the reason why.

So... onto my first contribution.

The view of the sea from Teignmouth seafront.

I took this on New Year's Eve as Matt, Lily, Ollie and I went for a walk with some friends we were staying with. The weather soon turned stormy and we had to run for the car amidst a downpour of rain and hail. I was wet through by the time we got the kids all sorted and jumped in ourselves. We had a giggle about our bad timing on the way home - the weather had been bright and sunny until the moment we stepped out of the house. It's one of those memories that makes me smile - even though it was pretty uncomfortable being hailed upon!

Super Busy Mum


Debs @ Super Busy Mum said...

It is never good being hailed upon {those little ice balls may be small, but they hurt! ALOT! haha} this is a gorgeous capture though and I look forward to seeing what you share next week. Thanks so much for linking up with Snapshot Saturday! x

Debbie Roberts said...

Hi Stephanie, love the picture, it looks proper wintry. And the things we do for children!

I was lucky enough to get my first DSLR camera for Christmas and I love it, but want to learn how to use it properly (out of auto mode). I spent three hours reading The Dummies Guide To The Nokia D3200 (my camera), which was very good at explaining things, but did I retain anything... I think not!

I'll check out the book The Busy Girls guide too as I need all the help I can get.


Our Cherry Tree said...

Thank you! I want to move away from my iphone but it's a hard habit to break. x

Our Cherry Tree said...

Thank you! It truly was a wintry day :) still beautiful though.
It's a nicely laid out book with some good tips - it sounds like you have a fab camera so it'll be fun getting the hang of it.x