Several folks met up at Starbucks in Raleigh for this class. Our instructor, Jim, did a great job teaching us some of the basics. I learned a bunch but also learned that I have a lot to learn. He also told us practice, practice.
I got up this morning ready to go. I felt that today was a macro day...Here goes....
........My first try was using the Macro Mode on the camera. It does all the work for you....
Shutter Speed is 1/10
This one is my favorite of the manual shots
So what did I learn? I learned that I could manipulate the amount of light that is available to me by adjusting the shutter speed. I learned that I can do more in the manual mode but that it will take patience and practice. I think it will be fun.
What were my favorite pictures? I liked the automatic macro mode but there were shadows. If I could have figured out how to use my flash I think that would have improved the shot. I liked the manual mode shot because there were no shadows and it was fairly sharp.
I am entering a monthly contest in the Photography For Beginners Magazine. This month the challenge is "the little things, a focus on detail". Sounds like macro to me. I can enter 3 shots. I think I will enter one of the two flowers that I like. Not sure which on yet. Any thoughts?
Get out and take some pictures.
Enjoy Your World:-)