I hope you guys don't mind a newbie..?
My name is Mary and I recognize some of you from other boards where I post regularly. I pop into this board as a lurker from time to time, but in the interest of improving, I've decided to finally post. I've read Understanding Exposure and I understand the basics (the VERY basics, haha)... But I'm quickly finding that in order to get better, I'm going to have to do the scary thing and get some genuine CC. I'm not looking to be a pro or anything like that, but I just want to be able to take better pictures of my family and for my friends/extended family.
I have a Canon T1i. I've forced myself never to use it in automatic mode. This isn't to say my pictures are good (lol), but I'm at least forcing myself to learn about the manual controls. Most of my pictures lately have been taken at home with a 50mm f/1.4 lens because it's dark in here and the weather is crap. Now that spring is coming, I'm hoping to get outside for something new/different.
I know absolutely NOTHING about post-processing, so anything I share will pretty much be SOOC, with the exception of simple cropping. I'm hoping to learn more about it, but I just haven't had the time to devote to learning editing software. My screen isn't calibrated, so as far as colors go...?? :dontknow: :My arch nemesis is white balance. Mine seems to be wrong SO often, so if I could learn more about that, I'd be a happy camper.
I was going to share a few for CC, but I realized I have no clue where to find my info (ISO, SS, etc)... So I guess I need to figure that out first and then I'll be back. For now, hello!