Wednesday, July 27, 2005


reflection

3 comments:

Mama-Beans said...

No bears, I see...

Davinie said...

This one is my favorite. I know you use the manual setting. How did you learn about aperture, depth of field, exposure, etc.? I have a hard time remembering how it all goes, hence the automatic settings on my camera. Rather than taking "how to capture fall on film" I really need a basic camera operation course.

alyca said...

my camera is maual, but still has the settings for action, scenery,closeup, etc and I used them this trip. I was going to bring along my camera manual to do a little practicing with different settings, but I forgot it and didn't have time anyway (had to be home by 430 pm). The distance pictures use the scenery/panorama setting, which has a very long depth of field so that more things are in focus, and were taken with the wide angle lens. The picture closeups were taken on the close up setting with a very short depth of field so that the background is blurred out.
Still learning about adjusting that.

I have aperture and shutter speed figured out. I have a setting where it will let me control everything, or another where I control aperture and it chooses the shutter speed, or vice versa. I have a great book that I need to read thouroughly that I got from an online scrapbook club that goes over (with pictures) how to control all this stuff. I am going to go hiking again next week somewhere else, and will start earlier in the day and not have any reason to be back earlier, so I will have time to do more playing and picture taking. I think I may take hiking up as a serious hobby! I had such a good time!

This picture is also MY favorite, because of the reflection. I couldn't get far enough back to get the entire reflection, but I have another shot taken vertically that I like even more, and it has the whole shebang. Still working with Picassa to get photos rotated. I rotate them in an editing program, but when I put them up here, they are no longer rotated. Frustrating.

I will give you the info on my book if you are interested....oh, and there are also a couple of great photography tutorials on 2peas, one on making a home studio for photo shoots (really easy) and one on aperture/depth of field. Really easy reads.