Wednesday, May 04, 2011


Well it is over a year since my last entry, so I thought that I should pull my finger out and provide an update.

I have always been interested in photography and in June last year (as a reward to myself for graduating) I purchased my first non “point & shoot” camera, a Canon EOS 450D.  At this point I was a total noobie, so things like aperture, exposure and depth of field were all alien to me.  Now after reading numerous articles, both on and off line and having joined 2 local photography clubs I am starting to get to grips with my new hobby and gaining a better understanding of it’s technical side.  One book that has certainly helped is “The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D Companion”, it covers all the bells and whistles of the camera, giving good and helpful explanations as to when, why and how to use the different settings.  Although still very much a novice I am growing in confidence and in March of this year signed up for the OU’s short-course  “T189 - Digital photography: creating and sharing better images”.  T189 is a 10 week course with the first week starting on the 1st May.

For a number of years my other interest has been motorsport, primarily motorbike racing, and am now combining this with the photography.  Last year I went to a number of meetings (MotoGP, WSBK & BSB) and each time my technique has got better.  Its a slow process and requires a lot of practice, but I do feel that I am improving.  If you would like to see my efforts so far, take a look at me Flickr page at

Luke Helm @ BSB Round 1 Brands Hatch (f/5.6 1/320 300mm ISO 250)

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