Perhaps, like me, you were the lucky recipient of a camera this Christmas.
After unwrapping mine on Christmas Day it has never left my side, photographing anything and everything I’ve stumbled upon.
Here are the 8 photos that anyone with a new camera is bound to have experimented with…
1- The Selfie
With faces bloated with Christmas turkey, these selfies may not be the best of the year… Nevertheless the selfie is the first picture we all take – don’t deny it! – and the true testament of a good camera!
2- The Art of Reflection
3 – Landscape
4 – Effects
After an afternoon of experimenting you discover that your camera offers a range of effects and edits for your festive snaps. Make that sheep look like it has been painted by Monet or your parents look like a still from Schindler’s List. Gimmicks, but fun none the less!
5 – The Couple Shot
6 – Close-ups
With crystal clear skies, I was able to take this shot and am pretty sure that if there was life on the moon I’d be able to see it. Step aside NASA.
7 – Sunset
In terms of travel, sunsets are the money shots. Unfortunately there haven’t been many good’uns in my neck of the woods recently but I did manage to snap this melting sun and a beautiful pylon to boot…
Although panoramic settings are pretty standard on most camera models, I’ve never had a camera or phone which has supported it. Panoramic photos make everything look good and a bit quirky, cue countless pictures of your living room or garden!
Did any of you guys get a camera for Christmas? What have you been snapping away at? Let me know and share your best shots in the comments or via my social media pages!
All featured pictures were taken on the Sony DSC-HX50.