I love taking photo’s, I always have.  When Lil’ H was born five years ago I quickly became frustrated by my little digital camera and what felt like slow reactions missing those moments and I invested in a Canon EOS SLR camera.  I love it.  It has given me captured many great memories of my children and some great photo’s of other people’s children too.  Nothing pleases me more than visiting friends houses to see photo’s I have taken on display.

There is a but and I am it!  The but is that I am sitting very comfortably in the automatic setting and sometimes I am frustrated that auto doesn’t give me the results I “see” in my head.  The images are absolutely crystal clear but in my head I only wanted one element sharp or the flash has created harsh light and shadows that have spoilt the view my minds eye had.  I am taking charge and have join up to an online photography course Manual Overdrive run by the newly founded Capturing Childhood run by two Kat’s, Kat Goldin and Kat Molesworth, who’s blogs and photography I have admired for a long time.

I’m excited about it, learning some techniques about something I love.  The course is starting just before and continuing whilst I am on holiday in Cornwall can get a better time that that I figure.  I must just say a big thank you to Samsung who have sent me these fab memory cards to make sure I can keep shooting, none of that deleting to be able to keep taking and all my photos survive and make back to my blog!   Samsung’s memory cards are ‘3 Proof’: Shockproof, waterproof and magnet proof – ensuring that valuable data won’t be lost – pretty much essential on a beach holiday with children in the UK!

Samsung memory cards

I will be sharing my photo’s so I’d love to hear your thoughts.  I am packing my cameras, their manuals, the cables and memory cards so watch this space!