52 Project: 1/52 - 5/52

  1/52 - A quick snap of our Christmas tree using my new camera (Canon 5D MkII) 

1/52 - A quick snap of our Christmas tree using my new camera (Canon 5D MkII) 

I've decided to start a 52 Project because I'd love to document life with baby Monk when he arrives and also because I want to improve my photography skills.  I'm hoping that by setting-up the habit now it will be easier with all the chaos of having a newborn to keep it up! 

Week 1:

We hibernated for most of our Christmas break and barely left the house!  I managed to take this quick snap in auto of our Christmas tree using my new camera (Canon 5D MkII) which was a joint birthday and Christmas present from Steve.  I've wanted a full-frame camera for ages and it definitely feels like a step up for my photography.  I must admit thought, I'm a bit daunted by using my new camera at the moment as I've become so used to my Canon EOS-M.  Hoping the 52 project will help me get to grips with my 5D and I'd love to learn some new Lightroom editing techniques too! 

  2/52 - 24 weeks pregnant and a winter walk at Williamson Park, Canon EOS-M

2/52 - 24 weeks pregnant and a winter walk at Williamson Park, Canon EOS-M

Week 2:

24 weeks pregnant and struggling with constant hot flushes.  Heading out into the cold for fresh air and natural light is what's saving me at the moment.  We had a quick walk around Williamson Park before the light faded and stopped for a soya latte at the cafe.  Slow Sunday's like these are my favourite.  

  3/52 - These two came to visit and I took them to Williamson Park for a mini Engagement shoot (Canon 5D MkII)

3/52 - These two came to visit and I took them to Williamson Park for a mini Engagement shoot (Canon 5D MkII)

Week 3: 

Laura and James came to visit and I took them to Williamson Park for a mini Engagement shoot.  These two are adorable and I can't wait to attend their wedding next year as a family of 3!  I shot with both my EOS-M and 5D MkII to get some practice using my new camera and to have both my prime lenses on hand.  I need to work on focusing with my new camera (there are so many extra settings that weren't on the EOS-M that I need to familiarise myself with).  I still need to edit the photos from the shoot, but thought I'd share a cheeky sneak peek here for my week 3 photo!

  4/52 - Steve's Dad came to visit us for the weekend so we headed to town for a posh coffee (Samsung S7)

4/52 - Steve's Dad came to visit us for the weekend so we headed to town for a posh coffee (Samsung S7)

Week 4:

Steve's Dad came to visit us this weekend so we headed into Lancaster for a posh coffee at Starbucks.  I love the coconut lattes at Starbucks and the trendy mugs they serve them in too!  I didn't manage to get out and about with my proper cameras, but managed to get this shot upstairs in Starbucks by the windows.  Finding the natural light is always best and I don't think it's too bad for a phone pic!

  5/52 - January comes to an end and I start working 4 days a week, having Friday's as time to hang out at home in our little box room working on my blog.  (Samsung S7)

5/52 - January comes to an end and I start working 4 days a week, having Friday's as time to hang out at home in our little box room working on my blog.  (Samsung S7)

Week 5:

After two weekend's with visitors and busy days at work, I'm pretty tired.  From February, I'm going to be working 4 days a week, with Fridays at home.  I usually hang out in our little box room working on my blog and photography.  The sun sets on this side of the house and I love looking out onto our little crescent.  This was taken on my phone.  There's something about photos of windows that I like...