I went to an all day photography workshop yesterday, and it was fabulous! It was just what I needed since, I confess, I have never quite known how to use my DSLR to the best of its ability. I have always tended to keep things in automatic mode with minor adjustments here and there for white balance or things like that. I've always known it wasn't enough.
I walked away from yesterday's workshop with so much more knowledge! Super exciting!! The photos I took aren't super inspiring, but they do demonstrate the camera's abilities. We did tons of mini assignments to play with the ISO, aperture, shutter speed, light metering and flash exposure compensation. I admit I didn't even have a solid understanding of what most of that meant until I took the workshop.
Here are some of the shots I took to demonstrate different techniques.
freezing motion in suspended raindrops:
metering the light and adjusting the shutter speed to capture things in the intended light:
Playing with the aperture to capture depth of field:
Panning with a slow shutter speed to capture moving object in motion:
Metering the light to capture accurate or flattering skin tones:
And lastly, my personal favorites from the day:
I learned so much! I look forward to putting my new knowledge into practice in the coming weeks!