Learning Curve.


I was happy with my P&S. That’s why they call it a point and shoot, right? You point. And shoot.  I got by on the easier settings for macros and whatnot, but I was scared of doing anything manually.

But my ambition got the better of me. It was a lot of little numbers and I knew there was something about ISO and f stop. Aperture? Shutter speed? People knew about these things and I decided I was going to become one of those people. Morgan tells me technical things but I  forget, because I need to know technical things in the bone.

So this afternoon I have been making notes from a book I got at the library, and testing the advice about settings. I took some really dire photos, and some pretty good ones. But I’m learning, and that’s the main thing.

4 Comments to “Learning Curve.”

  1. By Beth, July 6, 2009 @ 1:47 pm

    Photography gets to be a lot more interesting when you do that kind of experimenting.

  2. By Liz, July 6, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

    I know! It’s a whole new kind of fun.

  3. By Derek K. Miller, July 7, 2009 @ 11:12 am

    I have a whole series of blog posts about this stuff, with kitchy hand-drawn diagrams. Start at the bottom.

  4. By Liz, July 7, 2009 @ 9:31 pm

    Derek, I saw those before. Now I have enough technical knowledge to actually explore and absorb them. Thanks!

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