A trip into "M" mode

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

  1. Trish5

    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:
    EXIF:
    Basic
    Date Modified 2007-05-15 21:15:18
    Date Taken 2007-05-15 12:23:28
    Camera NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D200
    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

    Detailed
    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


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

    tomj

    Feb 5, 2006
    Oklahoma
    You did very good.

    Shooting in M mode can open up many more possibilities.

    Regards,
     
  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

    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

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    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

    Vin2k

    91
    May 9, 2007
    Dallas
    great shot
     
  10. Trish5

    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

    Trish5

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