Moving On

It took five months, but I’m happy to say that I have moved on.  I have moved out of automatic mode and am learning how to shoot in manual mode.

My first photo in manual mode, November 5, 2016.

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Flowers in a watering can.

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Catching Up

February 5, 2017:  I was shocked to see that the last time I posted here was just over one year ago.  I began to write last summer, but never posted it.  Here is what I wrote:

August 2016:  Summer is beginning to fade.  The last time I posted here was in foggy February.  Much has transpired since then.

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Independence Day,  July 2016

I bought a new camera in June.  After months of contemplating between a Nikon and a Canon, I chose the Nikon D3300. It’s a small step up from the Canon point-and-shoot that served me well for over five years.

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Ginger at the Merced River,  August 2016

The Nikon still has the point-and-shoot modes, but allows me to graduate to manual mode—which I’ve yet to do.

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Joseph at the Tuolumne River in Yosemite,  July 2016

Manual Mode involves terms like aperture, shutter speed, ISO—terms that I still do not completely understand.

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Golden Gate Bridge with cityscape,  June 2016

Instead of learning the camera, my focus has been on learning how to set up the composition of a photograph such as those that you have been viewing above.

There’s a lot to take in.  My hope is, by the next post I will have graduated to Manual Mode.