Like said in the earlier post, in Exposure Basics Part 1, I don’t have the exactly right Great Snapshots to Great Shots book for my Nikon D300 camera. But we found a good choice close enough to cover the options in my camera and go true the excercises. I read the book Nikon D5000 – Great Snapshots to Great Shots and with help of the manual for Nikon D300 I got to know to my camera and was able to make the adjustments the book suggested. The video in Lynda.com got me into the very basics of the photography and gave more perspective for example composition and potraits.
I started to carry my camera with me when ever it was possible. Soon I realized that I’m still just too slow to the manual adjustments and the ever changing situations. Before I thought that I could take decent pictures but now when everything had to be done manually it took time to get even close to the wanted result. But it was really fun!
Here’s the pictures inside with the different white balance as advised in the From Great snapshots to Great Shots textbook:
Here’s the different white balance taken outside:
Here’s the six best pictures I took and chose.
Speed 1/40s, Aperture f/6.3, ISO 200
Speed 1/30s, Aperture f/6.3, ISO 200
Speed 1/60s, Aperture f/4.5, ISO 200
Speed 1/15s, Aperture f/13, ISO 320
Speed 1/25s, Aperture f/29, ISO 3200 (ISO is really high but it really affected the picture and I like the contrast of the speed and sharpness).
Speed 1/1250s, Aperture f/4.2, ISO 250