I’ve been lazy lately and simply switching my camera to auto instead of manual. I don’t know why I started, but my photos have suffered for it. As I was browsing through my recent pictures, feeling very discouraged, I vowed to avoid auto from now on. My photos are all slightly blurry, and the camera always seems to focus on something other than my subject (you can really see this in my last post).
To brush up on my camera settings, I visited my very favorite camera tutorial, Exposure Made Easy, at DoeaDeery.com. I’ve read a lot of books and articles, and watched several videos on photography, but nothing ever made sense the way this tutorial did. I really recommend it.
Ellie and I ventured out to see if I could remember how to take a decent photo. I’m happy with the way they turned out! I tweaked the color a bit with Perfect Effect, but nothing major. The important thing, to me anyway, is the focus is pretty sharp. You can fix color and contrast, but you can’t take a blurry photo and gussy it up to make it pretty. You just can’t.
Go take some pictures!