We recently received a very nice camera as a shower gift for our wedding back in April. A canon rebel T1i . Since then I have been trying to figure out how to use it. Don’t get me wrong I can easily manipulate a point and shoot camera. However, this camera has a few extra features to say the least. If anyone out there is new to photography you understand how a small piece of equipment can feel so overwhelming! Since I have this new camera I thought I should learn the ins and outs of taking a good picture. I am definitely no professional but I am learning more and more each time I use it. Here are a few recent pictures I took: These pictures are au natural! No photoshop work done on these guys(probably because I don’t own photoshop!) Lately, I have been playing around with the aperture. Aperture is often read for example f2, f8, f15, f22, and so on. The lower your aperture number (for example f2) the more light you are allowing into your picture. The higher your aperture the less light you are allowing into your picture. I know that sounds crazy and it seems it should be reversed but that’s how it works. I didn’t invent the rules, I just play by them!
I am still learning what works best in different lighting. Currently I am only taking nature like pictures but I hope to use my knowledge and skills to eventually take pictures of actual human beings :-). Nothing serious…just a designated family photographer! Anyone else learning photography? Any tips you can offer would be much appreciated!