When did I get this camera again? December? And I hate to admit it but I have been stuck on the AUTO mode since then. I have many informative photography books and many informative photography websites bookmarked but then... I get all panicky... I can't keep all the lingo straight: aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance... I go all deer-in-the-headlights and flip it back to AUTO. Until today.
Lesson number one for me today is aperture. I shot these photos on Aperture Priority Mode so I could control the depth of field and let the camera choose the shutter speed for me. Happily. This photo the aperture is set at f/1.8, ISO 160, shutter speed 1/640 sec. I like the nice blurred background. Still need to work on focus though.
I walked all over my house trying to find ways to experiment with depth of field, trying to create some bokeh. (Bokeh: the blur or the aesthetic quality of the blur, or the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field.)
Well, there you have it: day 1 of my photography experiment.