Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Shooting Manual....aaahhhhh.

So, I got a DSLR camera last Christmas.  One of my goals this year was to improve my photography and to eventually learn to shoot in full manual mode.  I was feeling pretty good since I usually use "half manual" mode, where the camera sets the shutter speed and I set the ISO and f-stop (Av for you Canon users).    Well, full manual is sooooo much harder.  But I am getting better, thanks to generous photographers with great blogs.  As I mentioned in my last post, Darcy at Life with my 3 Boybarians is posting wonderful tutorials.  I just learned my camera had a meter to help me determine what the shutter speed should be!!  Imagine that!  Today we are learning white balance.  It is coming together for me...slowly.  I have to say in the world of photography, practice makes perfect.  Here is a sampling of my manual shots SOOC (straight out of camera):

1/320, f/5.6, ISO 400
1/160, f/5.6, ISO 400

 1/250, f/5, ISO 400


Rebecca said...

I am so glad that you linked to this photo series! I have been trying to get to know my camera this year too and I have been taking a lot of pictures, but didn't really know my camera well enough to use full manual- and now I am! That post on metering- and now histograms- is totally changing what it is like when I take pictures! Your photos are great!!

Bec said...

Great job Alyson on all your pictures! You're getting to be a pro with your new camera! Love all the fall pictures & of course, the ones of the kids! Miss them lots! Hope to see you guys soon!

Skeller said...

ooooh, you're going to love Manual mode!! the more you practice, the easier it gets!!

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