Right, I was about to start my first exercise and I decided to read some other student blogs to get and idea of what is required.
A very common theme is the need to plan for the exercises rather than dive straight in. This is a bit of a change for me - anyone who knows me will tell you I'm not great at planning and prefer to dive straight in.
Having read the exercise notes thoroughly, I realise my initial 'plan' (i.e. pick up my camera and take quick pictures) for doing the work wasn't going to get the required results.
So lesson learned already - I'm going to have to change the way I normally do things if I'm going to be successful. I'm off to plan the exercise again and will post the results later.