Learning to Focus

This weekend I am away on an amazing photography course being run by the lovely Sara-Jayne from Keep Up With The Jones Family. I’ve had my DSLR camera for over a year now and while it takes amazing photos on automatic, I’ve known for a while that I needed to start learning how to use it on manual so that I could really make the most of it and hopefully take some great photos.

To be honest it was all a bit too overwhelming to learn myself so I signed up to this course and have been looking for a weekend away! Yesterday I learnt so much about my camera and what it can do and today we are going to practise our skills on pretty props – I can’t wait. So while there might be lots of beautiful pictures coming up, today I am sharing quite a boring one, but it does demonstrate how I have learnt to point focus my camera and manually change the aperture – two things I couldn’t  do before! So if you notice the rocks in the picture – the middle one is in focus and I have created a foreground and background blur! Simple for many of you, but quite an achievement for little me!


I hope to have some much prettier photos for you in the future now!



  1. April 17, 2016 / 8:08 am

    Going on a course can be so helpful can’t it? I have a photographer grandfather and mum so they are always helpful! 😀 Lovely shot! 🙂

  2. April 17, 2016 / 8:49 am

    Rocks are still pretty, especially when you’ve captured them right. Good luck with your course, it’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. I’ll look forward to seeing evidence of what else you learn.

  3. April 17, 2016 / 11:02 am

    I really need to learn how to use mine. I have a lens that blurs everything except the point of focus and I use that a lot #MySundayPhoto

  4. April 17, 2016 / 11:22 am

    It sounds like such a good course, I look forward to seeing the future photos

    Thank you for linking up

  5. April 17, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Sounds like a great course and I think the photo is very imaginative, and I really like it, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

  6. April 20, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    Focusing is always my problem. Depth of field is just not my thing so I am always dependent on those automatic mode. #mysundayphoto

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