Tuesday, February 28, 2012

White Balance

Another week has gone by and Aimee and Stud from It's Overflowing have taught us another photography lesson. This lesson is about using white balance to let the camera adjust for various lighting conditions. Since my practice shots are all taken inside under the same lighting conditions, I can see the effects of using the different white balance settings. This lesson will come in handy when I venture out of the comfy confines inside the house and take pictures outside of my flowers this Spring.

This is my pinapple that originally was gold. I shabbied it up with some white and now it is perfect.

I think it looks beautiful in white.

Thanks for another great lesson Aimee! As usual, I can't wait for Friday for another lesson. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Today's post is about my metering practice. Thanks to the lovely Aimee and Stud from It's Overflowing, I have learned so much about how to use my new camera. My generous daughter, Brittany gave me a Nikon D3100 for Christmas and I LOVE it and I LOVE taking pictures and learning how to take better pictures. In Aimee's photo class, we have studied metering using manual mode for the last 2 weeks. I'm sharing a few of my hundreds of pics today. Please comment and let me know your thoughts about my practice shots.

First up, we have Ms. Chicken.

Photo Properties: ISO:100, f/1.8, 1/100s

Photo Properties: ISO:100, f/4.5, 1/25s

Photo Properties: ISO:100, f/9.0, 1/5s

Now for some grapes!

Photo Properties: ISO:100, f/1.8, 1/20s

Photo Properties: ISO:100, f/4.5, 1/3s

Photo Properties: ISO:100, f/11, 2.0s

Thanks to Aimee and Stud! I can't wait for my next lesson. Now go over to Aimee's and join the class (you can start at the beginning and proceed as you can find the time). Have a lovely day. I am off to work now...booo