Getting the Picture…

Winter Tree
9th January 2011

I’m starting to get into photography now that I have a new camera. My camera – a Fujifilm Finepix S2500 – does an excellent job of taking automatic point-and-shoot pictures. But it also has plenty of manual controls and I’d really like to explore that – I’ve already tried fiddling around with shutter speeds and exposures and produced some interesting results. But I have no idea what it all means; I’m just messing about randomly with the controls. So I’ll use some spare Amazon vouchers to get a beginners’ book on digital photography and start learning.
The picture, BTW, was taken on Sunday (yesterday) when there was still plenty of snow around. That isn’t the original image – I’ve played around with the saturation, contrast and so on in Paint Shop Pro to make it look a lot more interesting.