Waaay overdue, I finally made use of a photography tutorial I paid for months ago. It's about bloody time I got the hang of the manual settings. Paul was a great teacher and met my sister and I in New Farm park, and was very patient with us!
Inspired, today I also picked up a new lens for my camera. Nothing overly fancy, but it will be great to play with the settings more, improve my portraits and food shots, and generally have more control over the photos. Now to find a good (but not too bulky) tripod I can tote around, particularly with all the sights to see overseas!