Sunday, December 14, 2008
Two days ago it snowed! Can you believe it? Snow in Nashville?! My two little boys were so excited to get into that snow. I took that opportunity to play with the parts of my camera I have started learning. I adjusted the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and the white balance. This was tricky because every couple minutes the clouds would roll in, casting shadow's on my subject, then the sun would come out full force. But it was fun and a very good learning lesson for me on how to be quick at changing what I needed for those few precious minutes. All these shots are SOOC (straight out of camera). I decided to not alter them at all and to hopefully get feedback on how they look, things that could have been better, what I could have changed etc. I will say two stipulations on my behalf. One: my computer screen is like a billion years old (santa?!!!) and the color is terrible. It is dark. So I am sure the color on your screen is different and therefore the pictures look different. And number two: my children have decided that they don't want anything to do with my camera since I get it out and point it at them all the time. I think they're getting used to the idea, but it is a work in progress. Maybe if I bribe them!
These two were taken right after each other. The first one I believe the ISO number was too high and I think I hadn't changed the white balance yet either.
So after adjusting a few things here is the final product. Jackson isn't bright white anymore. I guess I am getting a little better working with the manual setting. I really love playing with it all. And I don't understand how people learned about exposure and all the settings on film prints with film cameras. It just baffles me.
This one of Cole I love. It is too dark and not properly exposed, but he has such a doll face and gave me the best smile.
Posted by Christy at 2:02 PM