Hey guys, I had a bit of a late start to my day today. That’s because I’ve spent all morning trying to play around with my new camera. In my Happiness Project, I’ve mentioned 2 goals that are important to me – 1. buy a new camera and 2. to learn everyday. Well, I got my camera but I have no idea how to use it. So, for my current Learn Everyday goal, I’m gonna try to learn how to take great photos. I bought these peonies last weekend to give a graphic boost in my space and to use as subject for practice. Sure auto mode is great, but what I really want to get out of my camera is to be able to explore new things that I never thought I could. I didn’t want to take great photos by default, I want to really know how to manipulate the ISO, aperture and all that intimidating stuff and utilize the camera to the best it has to offer.
It’s proving to be quite a challenge. My apartment has super poor lighting so I really needed to get a setting that works in this dark space. These photos are shot on Manual mode with the shutter speed at 1/5 and aperture of F5.6 (confused myself already….) Frankly, it’s all so new to me so I’m definitely open to any suggestions or comments you guys might have. It’s foreign and scary and intimidating – but I’m learning.
Photos by yours truly using a Canon Power Shot SX50 HS