I’m actually reading the manual that came with the new camera and there is quite a bit of information in there. Today I decided I should bring “Eye Candy Friday” back to my blog and share some of the playing around I’ve been doing each week for the different settings on my camera.
Upon a cursory read of the manual, the first thing that intrigued me was the Tv setting and what the manual had to say in there about changing the shutter speed to do things like blur movement, particularly the movement of water, on purpose or capture them in crisp detail. So that was one of the first things I wanted to try.
What I learned today is that if you want to get the blurred water look, you should probably not head out with your camera in the middle of the day when the lighting is super harsh. Most of the pictures I took using a slower shutter speed were way overexposed. I was able to selvage a few of them though by messing with them in the editing process.
Crisp shot of the fountain shooting into the sky.
An attempt of the same shot with a slower shutter speed to blur the fountain, but as you can see it is very over exposed.
Crisp shot of a the mini “rapids” section of the creek in the park.
And some blurred shots:
Overall, I admit these are not very good photos. I’m still learning, so bear with me. 🙂