Did you know that these are the must have items if you are starting with photography?
2 years ago I wrote an article about different types of cameras and who they are designed for. This year I’m coming to you with an updated video on the subject.
The camera market is fully saturated, not only with digital cameras but also with phones that seem to be gaining a lot of attention recently.
What you should remember is that a camera will always be better quality than a phone if you want to print your images large, crop them or get more natural details in them. That’s due to the sensor that they are using. A bigger sensor is always better than a small one.
So if you are thinking of buying a digital camera in 2020 but you are unsure what type of camera might be right for you, have a look at my video.
Let me know if this video helped you in making a decision or if you have any questions, I’m only a click away and always happy to help!
Some of you know me already and how I got to this point, but for those of you that don’t, I feel like I have to introduce myself and give you a bit of a background story.
Since I was very young, my dream was to be a journalist, travel the world and bring people news and stories about the world around them. Even when I was young I always had a camera on hand. I still laugh when i find really old pictures that I was taking with my no-name 2 mp camera.
Through my teenage years I developed a passion for music and guitar, and photography fell on second place, or so I felt, even though looking back at it now, I can see I was having my camera with me everywhere.
When the time arrived to go to university, I had to make a big decision, and as as every scared 18 year old I took the easy way. Instead of travelling to a bigger city or one that was further away from home to study journalism, I decided to stay close to home and study Psychology. I enjoyed the first 2 years but the course was not what I expected so ended up dropping it.
Fast forward 3 years later, I was moving to the UK and starting my uni course in Multimeda Journalism. My passion was still there, and my dream of being a reporter was more alive that ever.
Got some amazing opportunities along the way, and I worked with a travel TV channel that turned my life around for the best. My dreams of being a reporter or writer soon changed to being a videographer and travel journalist.
Life though has a way of playing with your destiny so after finishing uni I continued working at a well known camera store in the UK, where i was one of the assistant managers. I was loving my job, always surrounded by cameras, lovely colleagues and people passionate about photography.
5 years after I first started my job there, and 4 years after I graduated from university, I find myself without a job, as the store closed down, and a bit confused for a day or two about where my life is heading.
Now if i look closely at how my life changed in the past 5 months, I still can’t believe it. I am a travel journalist, did a couple or articles, and videos, travelled to some exciting locations and planning my next adventure.
My point is never stop working fro your dreams, and even if it seems like you are not doing any progress, at some point you will sit down in your garden, look back at your journey and you will realise that you have accomplished so much already!
Have an amazing day everyone, and let me know if this sort of articles will interest you in the future.
Laura Crouzieres is currently a project manager for Space between , and even though she has a degree in Criminology and Sociology she found herself interested in the technology aspect of things.
She talks about her career path and exciting projects she has for the future.
Tell us a little bit about how you found this career path:
I started at Space Between at the beginning of 2019 and have been
focusing mainly on delivering new and exciting software for our
customers. I was first exposed to the world of project management back in 2011 where I managed projects for a company that provided nursery management software. Having a degree in Criminology, I didn’t even know what software was, let alone how you managed tech projects, however I learnt fast and developed a real love for being part of the team to provide an intuitive software solution that was going to make such a difference to people’s work life. Since then I have worked for several companies in both a product and project manager role and I am continuously learning and being amazed at what technology allows us to do today!
What do you enjoy most about managing technology projects:
For me, I love seeing a concept come to life. It still amazes me to this day, that someone can design a fab idea on paper and the brilliant team I work with can take that idea and turn it into a piece of software that hundreds, if not thousands of people will use every day in their life to make things that little bit easier for them. Knowing that I have helped deliver a solution to a customer that is exactly, if not better than what they wanted and seeing it out there being used, makes my job so worthwhile.
Can you tell us about some of your exciting technology projects:
We have so many exciting projects on the go at the moment, it’s hard to know where to start! In the essence of going green, the team has produced a mobile app for all of our customers branches for potential candidates to use and register with, reducing the need for multiple paper forms. There are many advantages of this app including the aforementioned benefits to the environment but also it is a huge time saving and error reducing piece of functionality as now there is no need for someone to then duplicate what was on the form into the CRM, as the app automatically inputs it straight there.
We also have a really interesting project ongoing where the possibilities of where the software can go are endless. We are creating a members portal which will allow candidates to create a profile, upload specific information, receive relevant notifications etc. This portal will eventually be the hub of our customers business and we already have so many ideas for what the future phases of this project could be!
What kind of areas of technology does you role expose you to:
As previously mentioned we have multiple projects on the go that evolve various areas of technology including web app and custom web app development, website development and mobile and tablet applications. Depending on what area of technology is being used for a project, the upfront planning and technical architecture has to be adapted slightly however the managing of the project stays relatively the same. At Space Between we use an Agile methodology for projects, utilising the Kanban approach.
Tell us a bit about your extracurricular interests:
I am captain of a ladies netball team in Ashford. We play every week and I absolutely love it, I get such a buzz from playing and when we win it’s just the icing on the top. It’s such a fab team sport and I have met such lovely women from playing and can call them all my good friends. We often meet up outside of netball and do our next favourite thing – dancing!
I also volunteer at the RSPCA, some people may call me a crazy, cat lady! I am a Home Visitor which means I get to go meet the lovely people who wish to adopt a cat or a dog and just make sure they and their environment are right for the animal. Once they have been approved, I get to go back a couple of months later just to see how they are getting along – this is my favourite part as I then get to have lots of lovely furry cuddles!