Just for fun, I’m participating in a link up about how much we’ve learned since we took our cameras to manual mode.
I have learned:
- I suddenly pay a lot of attention to the light.
- Sometimes I’d rather adjust the aperture than the shutter speed – especially when chasing!
- I set my auto focus point to the center of the frame, and then focus on eyes… then I keep my button half pressed and frame my shot – that way, no matter how I frame my shot, the eyes are always in focus.
- Don’t pass up good lighting!
- Sometimes a high ISO is better than a blurry shot.
- I keep my camera on multi-shot. I rarely use it… but sometimes, something so wonderful happens that 3-4 of the same shot turns out the one perfect one I may have missed as I stopped to check the replay of the shots.
And this is one of the pictures I took recently of Ruby. I can probably say it’s the best picture I’ve taken yet. I naturally start to frame pictures in my mind, and can imagine how the finished product might look. It’s a process!