A few months ago I took a 10 week Photography class. I have always been interested in photography so jumped at the chance to learn some techniques. I bought a Canon EOS 1200D and developed skills in composition and shutter speeds. I still require a lot of practise but really enjoyed the process and found this may be a field I would like to pursue in the future. I always started off terribly but once I warmed up my photos gradually got better until I was completely in the swing of it and even began to get more adventurous with angles. One of the hardest things for me was getting in close to objects. We are so used to taking photographs from far away but when you stand close to the subject instead of zooming in, the benefits really show. The only frustration is taking hundreds of images to only have a select handful you actually like. One piece of advice I will definitely take on board is to never judge an image from the tiny display screen on the camera. Photos can look great at the time but should only be judged once blown up on screen as this is where good images shine and bad images show their flaws. Obviously I am no expert and still have a lot to learn, but for my first stint at photography I was pretty happy with the results. Here are a few of my images from a trip to Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Hope you enjoy!