So you have a beautiful digital camera. You love it and use it all the time. You wish you had time to learn all it can do for you but ever since you unpacked it you’ve been keeping it on “A” for Auto. It cost a lot of money so it has to be smart enough to do everything for you by itself, right? Right. The newest line of digital SLRs really do a great job delivering a nice photo most of the time. However, it cannot read your mind. It measures light, calculates the correct exposure and saves it on its sensor for you. It doesn’t know that you want an artsy backlit photo, a silhouette or a sharp face with creamy out of focus background. And there are situations that even the most expensive cameras get fooled. Take snow for example. Do your snow photos come out grey? That’s because cameras are programmed for the optimum, the middle road which in terms of colors and light is grey. Your camera thinks that you want all your photos in the average zone of exposures. When photographing snow you always need to “overexpose” a.k.a tell the camera to let more light in. Does all this sound too complicated? And technical? You don’t need to learn everything in one day and you don’t need to learn everything about photography at all to capture better photos. We’ll take things slow, one by one and eeeaaasy. If you are interested please subscribe to my blog, get ready for some easy learning and wait for the first lesson coming up soon!
In the meantime, take a look at this gorgeous family! They are so fun to hang out with, happy all the time and all so good looking. They never complained a word about the swarming gnats we had the misfortune to share the beach with that evening.