Thursday, 30 September 2010

Manual Mode

Practice makes...better. I've been taking an online photography class from an amazing photographer, Sheye Rosemeyer, her explore eye candy workshop, and today I finally got around to practicing a little bit. The first week focuses on the equipment--primarily understanding the functions of your camera and using it in manual mode. I have a pretty good understanding of how the camera works, but today was just the second time I've ever used our Canon in manual mode. I normally have it in AV mode (aperture priority). Using the camera in manual mode is actually really easy once you understand what's happening inside that fascinating piece of technology. I love fall, and all the leaves are starting to turn here, so I thought they'd make for good manual mode practice (well, leaves and some flowers too). For these pictures I used either a Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens or a Sigma macro 105mm f/2.8 lens. The course covers photoshop too, but alas, my computer and photoshop don't like each other right now, so I've processed these in Lightroom2

4 comments:

KC said...

Lovely photos. I like the simplicity of the single bud on stalk best.

Thanks for sharing the information about the eye candy workshops. I didn't know about Sheye. I have just signed up for emails about her workshops.

You have a fabulous blog!

Regards,

Christine

Erin said...

Gorgeous gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing these!

grambrose said...

gorgeous pictures - i love that the editing kept all of the natural vibrance!

KarenSue said...

beautiful photo's!