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A trip into "M" mode

Discussion in 'People' started by Trish5, May 15, 2007.

  1. Trish5


    Mar 31, 2005
    Well, I am finally getting brave enough to use manual settings. This is probably the first shot I have ever taken that I didn't have to PP except crop. Not perfect by any stretch and was done quickly. I am pleased with light and color. Some shake noted, I will have to adjust to this 28-70 as I am spoiled by VR on my other lenses.

    My 1 yr old grandson, Parker:
    Date Modified 2007-05-15 21:15:18
    Date Taken 2007-05-15 12:23:28
    Exposure Time 0.0062s (1/160)
    Aperture f/2.8
    ISO 200
    Focal Length 70mm (105mm 35mm)
    Photo Dimensions 1536 x 2008
    File Name Parker.jpg
    File Size 579.42 KB

    Flash flash did not fire
    Exposure Program manual
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Exposure Mode manual
    Light Source unknown
    White Balance auto
    Digital Zoom Ratio 1/1
    Contrast 0
    Saturation 2
    Sharpness 2
    Subject Distance Range 0
    Sensing Method one-chip color sensor
    Color Space unknown

  2. You will love the control and freedom you get with manual. Keep at it.
  3. tomj


    Feb 5, 2006
    You did very good.

    Shooting in M mode can open up many more possibilities.

  4. Congrats on making that next step. I have finally and completely moved to "A" mode and learning a lot quicker than when I used to fall back on my D70's P&S modes, just because they were there and I didn't want to take any chances on missing the shot. In the end, I probably did miss really getting the right shot on many occasions. Maybe some day I will venture in to the world of "M"... but that day has not come yet. :smile:

    Nice shot by the way!
  5. Anthony - Go for it!! I can encourage you from my own experience that you will rarely shoot any other way after you use M for any length of time!
    PS - Let's think about a Colorado Cafe get-together sometime; anyone else???
  6. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Nice job Trish! Before long you'll have a pretty good idea of what your settings need to be before you even shoot. In trying to train myself to see light and how it falls on people and objects, I find myself thinking of exposure setting even when I don't have my camera with me. Geeez, I may need professional help with this addiction. :eek: 
  7. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Try shooting RAW next time. Great pic.
  8. I agree. I have been thinking of trying to put together a get-together once I am past this very busy graduation month.
  9. Vin2k


    May 9, 2007
    great shot
  10. Trish5


    Mar 31, 2005
    Thanks Everyone. I have been shooting RAW, but always shot in A mode. I am really liking manual...it's like all of a sudden the light bulb went on and I understand...finally. Will challenge myself to shoot exclusively in Manual for all of my portrait stuff.
  11. Good start... You got a great lens to work with there... :wink:
  12. Trish5


    Mar 31, 2005
    Thanks Brian! A little squeaky in AF, but I need to adjust to no VR.
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