Wednesday, December 19, 2007

playing with shutter speed


I admit it, I am still learning how to use my camera. I haven't studied the art of photography, I do not understand half of what my "guidebook", aka instruction manual, says my camera can do. I have had this camera for two years, and still need to whip out my guidebook on occasion. I also tend to read up on one thing, then try it out and see if I like it. The first photo, was me playing around with shutter speed....I think. The second is a stitched together photo using my panoramic function. I think I like the angle of the first photo better than the effect of the water, as a rule, I tend not to like photos that have running water looking like a white sheet. The second one, I like the water because it looks real, and I think it is hard to tell where it is stitched, but I am sure those of you that know how to use every function of your camera can spot it pretty easily.

On that note, it is my goal to get better at understanding my camera. Does anyone know of a good generalized book dealing with all the basics of photography?

6 comments:

Kerri said...

Wow Sand....I think you did a great job with BOTH of these.

I CANNOT tell where you stitched the photo together at all....that is a pretty amazing function :)

I am still learning my camera as well. I have purchased many books....Digitial photography for Dummies, Landscape photography books etc...I just havne't found the time to read them much yet.
Also - for my camera - Nikon D40X - there is a separate manual that you can buy that will explain how to use it better than the instruction manual. I have that one too....but haven't read it yet either :)

NEEREANDEAR said...

So happy you found us and joined in the giveaway... your photos are lovely

JO

Rick said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are a great photographer in your own right. I didnt take any courses and like you i whip out the old manual from time to time..I am also a medic and like your nurse blog. Its a real hoot!

Sand said...

I guess I should mention, I have a ton of books, but they are mostly about types of photography, macro, landscapes, etc. What I do not have is a book explaining when and how to use certain basic functions of cameras. Glad to hear I am not the only one that doesn't fully understand her camera. Does anyone else have a name for theirs? Mine is named "Carter".

Moi said...

my kodak is as simple as they come.......so there hasn't been a need to learn more....not yet ..but when i move to DSLR, i intedn to read more on it ......and no I have no name for my camera ..i call it my kodak, if that can be called a "name" :)

I like the water in the first pic ...though you don't :) It reminds me of a briadal veil....it has a very poetic touh to it ....while the real water looks just that...real :) and i honestly could not have told that it's stitched......

Have a great Christmas and New year, Sand :)

Moi said...

do ignore all the typos in the earlier comment, please :D