Day 2– 31 Days to a Better Photo: Read the manual
Sure I’ve flipped through the manual before…but who actually reads every page? So I sat down and read it.
- How to change the mode of your camera – auto / program, aperture priority, shutter priority. ✓
- What do the icons on your camera mean? The flower, the running man, a face, mountains, stars, etc. What does each symbol represent? ✓
- Which wheel controls shutter speed, which wheel controls aperture? ✓
- How to find the white balance menu, and change it. ✓
- How to change ISO ✓
Here’s a practice shot of breakfast: avocado, turkey bacon and an egg on a whole wheat english muffin + strawberries.
Day 3– 31 Days to a Better Photo: Shooting fast vs. Shooting slow
I practiced shutter speed by taking shots in shutter priority mode and manual. Of course, the puppies are my favorite subject. For these pics I kept the ISO and aperture the same and changed the shutter speed. I like visuals and seeing the numbers on the pictures helps me understand how shutter speed changes the photo.