Okay, starting today, I will use my camera at least every other day and give myself a challenge of the week. This week I’ve chosen exposure. I know I can compose a picture. I’m even beginning to see things the way my camera would. But, I’m lagging behind in the technical stuff. I’m starting with exposure as a stepping stone to HDR. I’m really bummed to find that my camera doesn’t auto bracket (It took me 1 1/2 years to understand what that meant.) as you shoot. Since I know I need to learn the technical stuff first before I do HDR, I’m not running out to get a new camera.

I took several photos of a rose in my back yard with various exposures. All were shot with aperture priority, 18 – 70 mm lens, hand held and in the shade. I brought out my tripod but couldn’t get the right angle to shoot the rose since the plant is right along side the pool!  I can see the difference it made, but I need to study more about what it means. I’ve just been shooting and hoping to get the right exposure. If I don’t, I’ve learned enough about PE9 to edit them. Here are the photos. I welcome all advice–that’s how I learn!

 

2 thoughts on “Giving myself discipline

  1. Do not know what Auto bracket is? Glad you are happy Learning what your Camera will do. Have fun!! Love Cat

    Sent from my iPhone

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