Tuesday, June 7, 2011


one of the most daunting things about having a digital SLR is learning the manual settings and then remembering how to use them to create the right picture. I've made it a point from day one of owning my camera not to use the auto setting but to actually learn to take pictures.

Photography Cheat Sheet

while on vacation, I used our lighthouse sun-setting experience to practice learning my aperture setting.
I've been loving my new lens because it goes down to a lower aperture (lets in more light) and it takes really beautiful pictures. But in this instance, it was too much light and I wasn't able to see the sunset very well.

I bumped it up just a bit to see if it would make a difference and I set the sun as my focal point.

I realized if I really wanted a clear sunset, I needed to bump it up a bunch which would make Josh more of a silhouette.

I think I like this happy medium the best.

Practice is the best instructor. 

1 comment:

  1. I like the one with the clear sun and silhouette. Nice work!


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