Well, it doesn't feel like that long ago my first ever DSLR landed on my doorstep.
A Canon 350D. It was so scary, there were so many buttons & dials & I had no idea where to start on the various settings.
The best way to learn, I feel, is by practice. I have taught myself how to use my camera & now it feel great that I can switch on my camera & know, more of less, what setting I will need to get the best picture for the setting I'm in.
I intend to give various tutorials over the coming weeks, to encourage you to be brave & try switch off auto!
Below are two photos, taken by my husband of my two girls & me.
The first photo was taken on 'auto'. Ok, not bad, it's an ok photo I guess, but any old camera could have taken that.
So after a quick look at the photos, I adjusted the settings. Increased the shutter speed a touch, widened the aperture, reduced the ISO & voilà.
These are both totally unedited, straight out the camera. But even a few subtle changes can make a huge difference.
What do you think?
Next week we'll discuss aperture.... hold onto your hats...