With the Gallery on the verge of becoming a going concern (again) I decided my lazy habit of point and clicking my figures had to come to an end, so yesterday I spent a day away from the brushes and put some effort in on the camera.
After many hours of fiddling with fiddly micro buttons, switches and turn dials of various configurations I came to the conclusion that I’m not happy with setting the white balance or focus manually so these operations have stayed on “auto”, my eyes are a bit buggered anyway so I don’t think it would be a huge benefit focusing manually.
I did put in some effort with F-stop settings, sensor readings (the old film speed ISO) and shutter speeds and I think the majority of the photo’s have come up considerably better than my recent efforts, particularly with depth of field.
One thing became clear from my day of fiddlizing is I really should invest in a half decent light to paint and photograph under may go a long way to improving both. It was a pity my camera wont let me play with exposures, it insists on taking photos properly in that regard and it also probably explains the absence of a light meter, putting that to one side I think it was a successful day.
The flickr folder is public and I’ve stored a few of the happy snaps there-in.