I went on a photography workshop at the weekend, on gorgeous, gorgeous Hampstead Heath, a place I haven't been to since I was a child. It was my Christmas present from Simon, and jolly good fun it was too. The workshop was led by Matthew Maran, who is utterly amazing and delightful, and made the whole "learning to be the boss of the camera" process painless and enjoyable, and now I've got a much better idea how to take a really nice photograph. I also know what an F-stop is, and I've worked out how to over and under-expose photos DELIBERATELY.
I've made three collages of my favourite photographs; I took 322, so consider yourself spared.
I'm really pleased with all of the pictures, but these are special. I'm going to make prints of two or three of them; I already have a print of one picture, and I'll share that another time.... [read more]