Last night I had my first photography lesson. In preparation, yesterday I unboxed my camera which I had bought on special (of course) earlier last year but did not use as it was too complicated to understand. I thought lessons would be appropriate and was delighted to find that CAE are running a photography class for ‘basic’ DSLR photographers (not sure if the people are basic or the course, but I will report back) at nearby Box Hill. I’m glad I did open the box because it didn’t come with a memory card and I had to run down to JB Hi-Fi at Camberwell and acquire one.
I had also acquired a DVD about how to use the camera (which I had not opened) and thought it prudent to watch a bit of it, just so I had some idea where the buttons were and so as not to appear any more basic than I normally am. I watched about 20 minutes of this but the instructor went so quickly through all the bits that I thought I would be better off just going to the class. Having navigated myself successfully to the correct room at Box Hill Institute (no mean feat in the evening there) I am pleased to report that I followed the lesson easily (must have been very basic I hear you say) and can now remove a lens cap without breaking a fingernail. Stay tuned for more next week!