Thursday, January 3, 2008

Practicing with Portrait Mode

This is Lesson #2
So, for this week, choose portrait mode and see how your camera reacts (if you are not sure which one on your dial is portrait mode, check your manual – mine is the profile of the lady – Nikon camera). If you are working in lower light, the camera will also choose to use a slower shutter speed… don’t be surprised by this. If the camera decides to keep the shutter open longer than you expected, you will probably get “camera shake”. Just use a tripod or place on a table or something to stabilize it. We’ll cover shutter speeds a little later. For now though we are trying to get a clear subject and a blurred background. This represents the lower end of the aperture scale. Have fun with your portraits this week… remember, anything can be taken in portrait mode… not just people. It’s just more of a close up and blurred background. Shooting Mode PortraitTv
( Shutter Speed ) 1/60
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 400
Lens 18.0 - 55.0 mm
Focal Length 45.0 mm
These are the photos I took with my camera in Portrait mode. The overhead (lights on the fan) was on. I only have the one lens (that came with the camera), so I believe I might be a bit limited with my photos.
Shooting Mode Portrait Tv
( Shutter Speed ) 1/60Av
( Aperture Value ) 5.6
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 400
Lens 18.0 - 55.0 mm
Focal Length 45.0 mm
Hope this tell you more than it does me!! There was a lamp on just to my husband's left side.
Shooting Mode PortraitTv
( Shutter Speed ) 1/60Av
( Aperture Value ) 4.5
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 400
Lens 18.0 - 55.0 mm
Focal Length 34.0 mm
I actually took this picture in a dark room (the flash is automatic) The light was on in the kitchen which is in the background.


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6 comments:

Janet said...

I really like the seashells! Nice work.

Jenney said...

Great job!

Jane said...

Very creative thinking in your photos!!! these look great!!!

Leigh Anne said...

- it's amazing what the flash can really do ( in the last shot) I took a pic of my dh & ds sleeping in a totally dark room & it looks like it was daytime! :) nice job

Sandie Dunn said...

Excellent! You got the blurry background that we were looking for! Also, I really like the sea shells picture. Nice composition there. ;o)

scrappinpa said...

nice set of photos, from all lessons, my favorites are the Christmas tree and the shells. To answer your question, I'm still using the lens that came with the camera. I'm hoping to get a new lens for my birthday!

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