I won a camera, not just any camera, a very fancy Sony ILCE-6000Y

DSC00811 I haven’t blogged this before but you may or may not have noticed an improvement in my food photography? I am only just starting out and need to do an evening class, but I am getting there. Back in June ’14 I entered a competition on Facebook through the New Zealand Herald page and it was in conjunction with Sony. When I entered I had to pick an angle for a sports photo and pick and event I would like to attend and photograph. I thought about this carefully and picked the Hydr8 Touch guy and Gal Challenge as Miss Muffin was doing the school version just before the adults challenge weekend. Little did I think that it would actually happen. Early evening I got a call from NZ Herald asking if I had time to talk, I presumed this was a call about subscription offers and was rather surprised when I heard the words, “you have won”.  Over the next couple of days I had to send in information about myself and sign a few bits. I went for a camera lesson in the Sony Store in Wellington which left me feeling both nervous and amazed that I had won such a fancy camera. I was given some tips for the event and taking a good photograph . I turned up at the event in Wainuiomata and met Mark, a photographer from the NZ Herald. He gave me the camera and a tripod and some other added extras. This is the package and information on the camera – Sony ILCE 6000Y. We wandered the event, took some photographs and then I was left to be a photographer by myself. It was fun and the event was great to watch, I really enjoyed being part of it from the sidelines. The people taking part were pretty amazing, it was a hard course and I almost feel relieved that I am unable to enter due to my funny head. Some of my photos appeared in the New Zealand Herald and are the last ones on here. Yes, I am a published photographer. I am not doing this post as a promotion, nor have I been asked to post this. I am doing it because I WON A CAMERA. The promotion is based around the idea that with a good camera anyone can be a photographer. The quality of the photos of the events show that this is possible. I love this camera, it amazing and I am slowly getting over the shock. Lately I have been having a good play but I am still not advanced to do it without some of the auto help. I want to get good, I want to know what all the things mean, I will learn. If you are thinking of getting a new camera, I would seriously say, have a look at this Sony ILCE 6000Y. Tonight I photographed my meal, Vogels toast with avocado, coriander and poached egg. You may notice that I don’t like the white! This is not cropped or edited. IMG_1401 This is Alice, out teeny tiny old girl- Photo 27-09-14 6 38 54 pm And the dog- 2014-09-05 15.37.51 And Miss Muffin enjoying her Swiss Roll- Photo 27-09-14 6 42 48 pm

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