Venturing out of Auto


I’ve just started reading Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson and the first exercise in the book is to take a portrait. Although the book specified taking the photo in Manual mode, f/5.6 is indicated as the aperture and the shutter speed is to be adjusted based on what the camera deems to be the correct one for the optimal exposure. So in effect, it’s just aperture priority but hey, I’m taking my first steps out of the Auto mode of my camera.

The first time I attempted taking portraits, it was all in Auto mode which produced a somewhat dark exposure. I like the results of my second attempt better. Hubby was game as acting as my model although he did get a bit bored. Here are the best shots from this weekend’s practice session.

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Published in: on February 24, 2008 at 11:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

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