Christmas, New Years, decorations, lights, family, celebrations...
Think of all the photography possibilities!
Not for me, anyway. I tend to enjoy the family time and the celebrating - and inadvertently forget about the camera.
As a noob, I have figured out I really need to keep practicing. I have made some strides in understanding, but yikes! There are different aspects to remember... and evidently, these basics are not quite second-nature to me yet.
Then again, that is a lesson learned as well. So, I'm still making progress :>)
It's after the holidays, and the kids are scattering back to school. Bummer. I need willing guinea pigs to photograph. Kristen, however, was visiting and graciously said she would let me have the requested twenty minutes for photography fun... and smiled at James so he would agree, too. Ah, I love that smile!
Because I didn't want to take too much time remembering all the settings while working with a dark day - and at sunset, making it progressively darker - I decided to work in priority mode instead of manual. Rats - wish I hadn't. I used the shutter priority, hoping to capture them having fun playing in the snow. Let's just say, most of these didn't turn out. The automatic ISO was set too high. Higher ISO's on my camera turn out very grainy.
Kristen and James had great expressions, so I cleaned some of the photos up as much as possible to enjoy them anyway.
So, as you can see, these aren't tack sharp.
I need to practice!!
I need people to practice on.... (hinting, here)
If you are ever interested in having a few good laughs (at me)...
and have a little bit of time (it's cold outside - we can't stay out long; we'd freeze!!),
let me know :>)