I got my amazing Sony a390 camera for Christmas last year, and absolutely love it. I've been wanting to take a photography class ever since then, but just haven't gotten around to finding one. (although I did sign up to get daily emails from this website, and the tips are great!) I was excited to come across A Step In The Journey's photography challenge while blog browsing last week!
So here we go, Week 1: Self Portrait
It's a challenge to capture "light and bright" pictures in my house....we don't get a lot of natural light, so a lot of my pictures come out darker than I would like. Since I never like to use the flash, I've started to play around with my Manual Mode (M) to brighten my photos - slowed the shutter speed to 1/5, changed the F-stop to F4.5, and upped the ISO to 400 (the above photo is actually set at 800).
Those are the settings I used for the above photo. And then I turned it black and white - go figure :>)
Check out the link party here. And join in on the challenge!
PS: I'm obsessed with this swing!!