My name is Connie Gill, I am 8 years old and I am Hamish’s daughter. My dad has been trying to teach me photography. On the weekend we went for two walks in the woods near where we live to get some exercise and to take some pictures.
I’ve been using two different cameras. One of them my dad bought me, and the other my dad has loaned to me. The little one he got me is a Nikon which is good for quick and easy snaps. The other one that my dad loaned me is a big Pentax camera which Dad says is an SLR camera. I like this one more because it’s better for the close ups I like taking and for making the background look blurry. This is called shallow depth of field. I like this because it gives a nice effect to the picture.
What I’ve learned
My dad has been teaching me about composition. He’s been telling me about the rule of thirds and that sometimes pictures are better with the subject not in the middle. He has shown me that if I press and hold the shutter button halfway down until the camera beeps and the little red square appears in the viewfinder it will still be focused on the thing that I pointed it at, even when I move the camera.
How it makes me feel
After I have taken a really good picture that I really like, it makes me feel really happy. I really like going out to take pictures with my Dad. We call this Connie and Daddy bonding time 😁
Some of my favourite photos so far
These are some of my favourite pictures that I have taken so far.
Thank you for reading my first ever post on my dad’s blog.