Hey, it's National Blog Posting Month! And since I'm on this kick to continue to learn how to use my camera, I'm going to have a photography theme and blog for a month. I found myself back in Henry's room this afternoon and I remembered a part of the class in which we discussed various lightings (probably metering related). Anyway, my camera is usually set to daylight but that doesn't make sense given that I'm inside, so I switched the setting to incandescent, which doesn't make any more sense given that I didn't have the lights on but I wanted to see how much that changed the shot. Here's what happened:
Shutter 1/40 Aperture f/2.0 ISO 800 Tungsten
He's blue, ladies and gentlemen! Here's what else I learned. To capture shots of Henry without a flash using manual mode while inside I have to have a fast shutter speed. Seems like this goes without saying but when you use the automatic mode you don't have to think about any of this so it sort of feels like a revelation. What this also tells me is that to manipulate light in these circumstances, since I have to keep the fast shutter speed in order to capture my subject (i.e., Henry Finn), I need to use the aperture settings to increase or decrease the amount of light coming in. Later on I snapped this one:
Shutter 1/200 Aperture f/1.4 ISO 800
I'm with Amber, I still like the shots I got using the automatic setting better but I'm committed to plodding along with the manual mode. Tomorrow I think I might shoot a wee bit outside.