Friday, January 25, 2008

For the "reflections" assignment, I thought I'd post this photo. I actually took this with my old camera (Canon S2 IS). I'm not near any lakes or water where I can catch water reflections. I just thought this was a kinda cool pic. I kept wanting to take some shots of the beautiful changing leaves as we headed from Florida to Georgia...and there just wasn't a good place to get pics. So...when we stopped at a rest area, I got out, propped my elbows on the roof of the car and snapped a picture of the trees in the rest area...I did NOT realize there was a reflection of the trees in my sunroof until I uploaded the pic! How cool is that!!!
Shutter speed 1/640 Aperture 4.0


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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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December 30 - Adam

My grandson, Adam, has reached an age that he loves it when I say, "I'd like to take some pictures of you ... would you like to have a photo shoot?" TOO funny!!! He will pose for me ...but only for a little while ...so I have to take his picture very quickly!!!
Once again, I was just trying out different settings on my Rebel XTi....so I'm not really sure what settings I used...but I like the way the pic came out! Guess I need to pay more attention to my settings...!


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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Christmas 2007

This picture of our Christmas tree was taken with just the tree lights on....I used manual settings, I think it was AV...whatever that is!! I took quite a few pics during the holidays, constantly changed the settings on my camera, just to see what the pics looked like. I've only had the camera for about 2 weeks now, so I've really got a lot to learn. It seems to take forever to load these pics...should I save them smaller before uploading to my blog? Not quite sure how to have pics and info all together yet either....working on it!

WooHOO!!! Thanks for the help!!!



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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

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