When you first get your brand new, expensive and sophisticated DSLR camera, you may be forgiven for thinking that’s all you really need to take good photos… and, for a time, you’re content to explore the myriad of features and settings that festoon the outer body of the camera, as well as those hidden among the many pages of your camera’s bottomless pit of menus and sub menus.
This was my initial thinking, when I chose to “get into photography”, as a hobby. However, it wasn’t long after purchasing the camera and practicing using it on an almost daily basis, that I found myself wanting that bit more.
One of the reasons for purchasing the camera was because I’d ruined my eyesight over a period of a few years, by spending too much time working in front of a computer and not doing much else, as I tried to build a business online. I chose photography as a way to, quite literally, focus and re-train my visual system to start looking further afield, rather than just a few short feet in front of me (the