I'm so excited to be experimenting with my camera in manual. I slipped outside on my deck for a few minutes and snapped a few more. Please CC. Sorry if I'm bombarding you with a bunch of pictures.
The subjects are not very pretty but it's all I have to work with today.
#1 1/250 f/5.6 ISO 800 Is this a tad underexposed?
#2 1/160 f/5.6 ISO 800 I thought this one looked pretty good
#3 1/50 f/9.0 ISO 800 And, this one a little overexposed?
#5 1/50 f/11.0 ISO 800
#6 1/160 f/5.6 ISO 800 This one the background is a little blurred but the subject is in focus (I think) is this correct?
GREAT job for getting out there and practicing. It will help you learn sooooo much!
Wiht an aperature of 11.0- there won't be any bokeh. That's way at the ap of 5.6- there was a bit of blurring going on.
On the leaves set- #2 looks the best. You were right on under and over exposing those.
These subjects are right up my alley I think they're pretty! Great job experimenting with manual! You are on the right track!
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In your first set, #2 looks the closest, although #3 isn't so bad, there a maybe a few little blown spots.
In your second set, they are both correct, IMO. Deciding when to make the background blurry is a creative choice that you can make. With portraits, I love to have a blurry background, so I shoot very wide open (usually around f2ish) When you make the background blurry it draws the eye to the subject.
eta - sorry I wrote this ages ago, and forgot to post
You are on the right track, doing great! Is 5.6 the widest your lens will go?
Beth... mom to Andrea 7-26-97, Gavin 10-16-01, Kade 5-25-08 and Bentli Grace 09-09-09.
Thanks everyone! I haven't just posted and run away I've still been practicing and experimenting daily. I've wanted to take most of my pictures outside (because it seems that I can capture better pictures outdoors) but being winter and nothing in bloom it's just difficult to find anything to photograph.
I have found all of your advice very helpful and am trying to apply it each time I take a picture. I tried today to take some pictures of valentine's hearts in a jar inside. I'll post them and see what you think.
Beth: I'm not sure if 5.6 is the widest my lens will go. How can I find that answer?
I think you are really learning from practice, what a great set of shots.
* Amanda *