Football Club Team Photos
View Single Post
19-08-11, 06:53 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Many thanks for the welcome and well thought out and interesting message.
I was a teacher for 21 years in secondary education - in that time, the job changed beyond all recognition, and ended up being something I hated, rather than the career I loved when I started out in 1989. To cut a very long story short, I managed to get a package to get out of teaching; I have had a love of photography for some time, and now, due to the package I got from school, I was able to afford some excellent gear. I did, as you correctly surmised, spend a long time researching and going to events like SWPP conference and Focus on Imaging and talking to people , and I ended up with the gear I mentioned in my initial post. I am thoroughly delighted with what I have, and am determined to eventually get the very best out of it. I am the first to admit I have lots to learn, but boy am I enjoying the learning process - not worrying too much about mistakes, but learning from them and making progress that way. I started out doing a lot of wildlife photography, especially birds and have tried landscapes, macro and portraits. I have set up a little studio with some basic flash heads and soft boxes etc, so that in itself is a huge learning process - but a highly enjoyable one.
So yes, I'm looking forward to learning new skills and techniques, and hope my photography will improve as a result.
Thanks again for your message.
View Forum Profile
Send a private message to tba20042003
Find all posts by tba20042003