|85mm lens, 1/125, f.5.0, ISO 100|
If you look on your camera, there is usually a little green box. It's a helpful box especially if you are taking pics inside and using low light. The green box does all of the thinking for you--pretty much! It's the automatic setting on your camera. It is your friend!
When I first got my camera (which was the Canon xsi), I kept it on the green box. Good pictures but not much room for creativity. And, I'm one of those people who likes to try things that might be a little different. A friend took me to the park downtown and showed me a whole new world! If you look on top of your camera, the letter "M" sits there....usually very lonely! She made me set my camera to "M" and I have not looked back! Now, "M" is good, but it really helps to UNDERSTAND the wordage behind this letter....which I am still working on mastering! Most of it, I get. There are still some gray areas! Patty has a link on her site that takes you to several wonderful lessons on using your camera. If you are truly interested in better pics, I encourage you to grab your favorite beverage (sweet tea here!) and chill out for awhile and learn! Then, take your camera and go shoot something! I just went out on the deck--jammies and all!--and shot these pics. We are learning about the shutter speed, the aperture, and the ISO setting (remember the film numbers from the dark ages? 100, 200, 400, etc.? That's the ISO! See, I do know something about this stuff!)
|85mm lens, 1/125, f.4.5, ISO 100|
Other questions to answer: What camera do you use and what is your favorite lens? I upgraded to a Canon 7D (love it!) and either shoot with my 50mm lens or my 85mm lens. If you use a point and shoot, what do you have and do you love it???
Anyway, hop over to Patty's and read her beautiful blog. Y'all have a great Wednesday!