What a beautiful day in Southern California. May and I couldn’t resist a trip to the ocean. It’s days like this where I think, “It’s not so bad living here.”
So…I’ve had my T1i for almost a year and I’m still learning how to use it. Getting the trifecta of exposure elements has proven very difficult for me. Granted, most of my practice has been inside with very poor lighting, but I feel like I should be a little more adept at using it by now. My camera is ridiculously awesome, but who cares how awesome it is if I don’t know how to use it.
This picture of May was taken with an ISO of 100, shutter speed of 1/2500 and aperture of ? Admittedly so, it’s the best one of almost 100 pictures snapped. All of the other pictures I took were okay, but based on exposure standards, they were mediocre at best.
I purchased a book a while back called “Canon Rebel T1i/500D From Snapshots to Great Shots,” but the sections dedicated to exposure are really lacking. Does anyone have any recommendations on a book that explains how to achieve great exposure? Photography is such a beautiful art medium, and I really want to be good at it. Gotta get the basics under control first!