Sunday, January 22, 2012
Read Your Manual (more than once...)
Much like polishing a rock is a repetitive process with finer and finer grit, developing your photography skills is a repetitive process where you get more and more detailed knowledge about a subject. Learning that you have aperture priority and shutter priority in addition to program/auto mode is a big jump. Learning when to use one over the other is a smaller jump, a refinement if you will. Different focus modes, etc... you get the idea.
Hopefully you're at least read or skimmed your manual. I'm encouraging you now to pick it back up, read a chapter, put it down and absorb the incremental learning. You'll be glad you did. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, at CostaMesaPhotography@gmail.com and while you're at it, you might want to check out my latest images at http://costamesaphotography.com/
(Metadata 1/60 sec at f/8.0, ISO 450 shot at 300m with a 70-300mm lens)