Friday, July 24, 2009
Just a bit of highlights for ya... definitely worth the trip!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I actually learned how to DO the manual settings in the first class and how the great triangle relates. I *think* I actually get the concept!
Our assignment for today was to take a picture on Auto, and then one on manual with setting the white balance (WB). I couldn't decide between these three sets of pics, so I am posting them here. You can definitely TELL the difference..
This one is the first one I took on Auto - Our lizard Perk.
This next one is Perk with MY touch. Shutter Speed 1/4, F5.6, ISO 200 with 'daylight' for WB.
Then I was taking more pics and got one I thought was decent, so I did an auto after it as well to test the settings...
This is the "AUTO" Version:
This is the Manual Version with the following settings: Shutter Speed 1/4, F5.6, ISO 200 with Daylight (WB).
Now the one I took waiting for my computer to reboot... This one is auto:
This is the one on Manual. And it was really hard to get it to take. It didn't like me taking a close shot with such low light with no flash.. but I was determined. The settings were: Shutter Speed 1/15, F5.6 ISO 1600 (way higher then I had wanted, but I was trying to keep the timing down to around 30) this had the Tungsten (WB) setting because of the one lonely bulb and some barely there light from the window).
I definitely think I need a lot of practice, and would probably use an auto white balance next time in the mix to see if I can get it even better? hmmm... guess it's a good thing I have another class about taking better pictures. =)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I accidentally caught a picture with the boys hands, and they had their heads in there.. I asked them to do it again. For some reason, I just LOVE this picture.. the way their hands are what my eyes are drawn to.. I was so happy to grab this!
This is just so them.. Carter cheesing and Pierce taking in the world. The colors and the blur in the background just make me really happy! For being on Auto and my first time out, I feel like I got a few good gems.
Pierce really got into me taking pictures. He's usually not one to ham it up, but he wanted all sorts of shots of him up on the roof..
Pierce was climbing up on the structures in the 'small kid park'. It was starting to hit that sunset time, and the wind picked up a bit... I love how he pops at me in this one.
Earlier at the park we had a bit of a fall.. I think Carter was trying to smile for the camera and look around and he ended up taking a tumble. I snapped this as I was walking to check on him. It's the only one I got, because he started to cry. I asked him if I could take more and he said, "NO!". I didn't want to upset him more...
Here were just a few more that I came up with that I liked...