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Learning update

Posted 02-05-2011 at 01:44 AM by Starryeyes

Had a most interesting week experimenting. The White Balance settings are most interesting. I think they will need to be used with caution once I fully appreciate how they affect the image. The cloudy setting seems to give everything quite an orangy-red cast. I am also beginning to understand how to read the histogram information.
Experimented in the theatre where we were rehearsing our show. Shifting to the Incandescant setting worked brilliantly (oops, pun unintended!!!) The resulting...
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New Challenge

Posted 01-25-2011 at 02:08 AM by Starryeyes

I think it is time to come to grips with white balance. I have read some useful articles, but now I need to absorb the information and play with the settings!
I still forget to look at the setting readings in the view finder - I'm too busy framing the shot!
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Photo adventures

Posted 01-16-2011 at 05:27 AM by Starryeyes

This is my second ever Blog! First is to do with my musical adventures, this one will track my photographic learning - I hope.
Just before Christmas I treated myself to a new DSLR camera -Nikon D3100. I am having great fun learning how to use it. So far I have experimented with Aperture priority, great for close-up work and Shutter priority. This seems to be good for action shots. I must get used to reading the display at the bottom of the view-finder so that I can adjust the settings when
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