I've had my camera for a little over two weeks now and I'm totally absorbed with learning about manual mode. I've come across some great websites & a few good books that I'll review later. There is SO MUCH to learn! I'm trying to spend a few minutes every day in the process, as well as take pictures everyday. Of course, that doesn't always happen but I'm enjoying the journey. Before I share some pictures, just remember that I'm learning and these are not professional grade in the least! One negative to reading so much, is that I see how flawed my own photography is! But I only can improve if I try and my mama's heart just can't delete too many pictures. (We do have an autofocus lens but so far, I've only used it a couple times.)
Here was the first picture I took in manual mode (YIKES! This was before I read about white balance & hence the yellow tent.):
Top priority is for me to learn white balance- it can be tricky. Here are a few more pics with it off but I still couldn't delete:
Then there's focus to nail down! That can be tricky with littles:
Just a few more- these are some of my favorites that I shot the first week:
That was a lot of pics! What can I say, I'm a mama! :) Besides, I haven't posted pics in a few weeks. This post was also heavy on pics of the girls... I'll get more shots of the boys today as they enjoy their birthday gifts: BIKES! :) Happy birthday, Matthias! Hope it's a great one.