Back in 2010 when I first started Tudno TV, I had no plans to get into photography at all, but because of the type of camera I used for filming, a Canon DSLR, it was kind of inevitable that being of an enquiring mind, I would take a few pictures here and there. First on full auto and then with the help of photographer friends and of course good old YouTube, I self taught myself the rewarding art of photography, both landscape and portraits/people, with some automotive thrown in for good measure. Wedding photography is not something I do as a rule as there are a far better wedding photographers out there than me, for example Tony Fanning and Justin Van Marle to name just a couple of the better ones in the area. I still don’t consider myself an expert, for me photography is a journey, not a destination. I don’t think anyone can ever learn everything there is to know, because every situation is different, and photographers and clients want different things from the images produced. I’m a big fan of shallow depth of field images, at first I had no idea about how aperture, shutter speed and ISO worked together. I remember being very chuffed when I bought my first “fast lens” I’d learned that for really shallow d.o.f images you needed a wide aperture, so off I went to capture some great pics with “bokeh”, or “blurry background” alas this did not happen straight away, because all my images were badly over exposed, and of course it’s because I’d forgotten that wider aperture needs faster shutter speed, then I was on my way. Anyway I digress. With the current lockdown (its April 2020 as I write) there’s not much photographing of anything to be done, so I went over a few old photos and then I thought there must be people out there who like the idea of photography and also like I once was, without a clue about the more technical aspects of it. So as I say, I’m no expert, but I will gladly share my experience in the hopes you won’t make the same mistakes as me. Starting with this tutorial below on simple editing in Adobe Lightroom.