Friday, October 1, 2010

An Autumn ~ photo share


Metering ~ I am a shoot 100s of photos and hope for the best kind of photographer. After finding Courtney’s blog I decided to take control over my photography and to learn more about improving my photos through use of manual mode and settings. This being said, I never realized I could or would need to meter anything. This week’s “lesson” inspired me to do some reading on this subject, grab my Nikon and head out to the field to photograph the Fall harvest. I was feeling empowered to capture something wonderful. There was clearly a difference in the sample photos posted by Courtney, however when I changed the settings, I did not notice any difference. Perhaps it was the subject matter I was shooting, or the rainy overcast weather, or maybe pumpkins and apples just always look good and don’t need to be metered. None the less, I am happy with the photos I captured, but I am happier I arrived at the farm in time to enjoy one of the freshly made apple cider donuts.

5 comments:

TrishaHughes said...

Maybe you didn't notice a huge difference bc you were outdoors (I'm assuming) & the lighting was good enough for any type of metering? Either way, love the fall shoot & I am so jealous of doughnuts & orchards. I miss USA.

Nikki-ann said...

I love photography, but don't really know the ins & outs of the technical side... I really should learn it!

Love your pumpkin photo though! :)

Janell said...

I love the color and the different textures. Nice picture! Makes me miss fall in the states. :)

Rambling Round said...

Trish, I learned to take pictures with a manual camera, and you can be so much more creative! Just takes a lot more time to set up the photo.

Courtney said...

This photo just screams fall! I love it :O) Yes, sometimes the metering mode doesn't affect your photo depending on the lighting. A nice overcast day is a photographer's dream :O) but I have found that metering comes more into play if I'm shooting with backlighting (like the examples) or if I'm shooting at night. Keep playing with it :O) I really like the way you set this up with the focus being on the flowers in front and the pumpkins in back. I really don't have any critiques for you. Love it and now miss fall!!