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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Playing with Shutter Speed

Last week I began Darcy's 31 Days to Better Pictures series and Saturday was day 3 which was all about shutter speed. I always shoot in aperture priority so this was definitely a learning experience. I really struggle with getting shots with just the right light so I'm excited that I've learned a lot in a short amount of time. The assignment was to keep the aperture and ISO the same but adjust the shutter speed. In order to do this I had to shoot in manual and I really liked that I could see if it was over or underexposed - this was HUGE for me, it's really this easy? Yeah right - it makes sense but doesn't always turn out the way I want so I think I'll keep going with the next 28 days.....

1/4s - overexposed
 1/8s - just right
 1/15s - underexposed

How is everyone else doing with the 31 day challenge? Gotta get to work on day 4 - ISO and then 5 and 6 are all about aperture - my favorite!

Curious about the handmade poinsettia pillows? Stay tuned for details on how I made these myself.

1 comment:

Brooke G. said...

CUTE pillow - you MADE that?!?!?! It is darling :D