Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Challenge.

Photos of my bestie-pal, Ramie & her cute li'l fam

My personal challenge: NO SHOOTING IN AUTO.

This was a tough one for me.

I've always relied on the trusty ol' Auto setting to get me through
as mentioned in previous posts.

But lately, I've been making like a padawan
and putting forth an honest effort to
study-up in Manual mode.

The ultimate goal,
to get to know my camera inside-and-out
and utilize it to its maximum potential.

So I figured, as Ramie is my friend--

Professionalism was Null and Void.

Her and her brood, patiently stuck with me
while I constantly fidgeted with dials & settings,
more-often-than-not sporting a look of pure bewilderment.

It was intensely sunny out,
which gave me mad grief
as shadows tended to be an issue.


So, I scavenged for shady areas
and managed as best I could
with the challenge at hand.

As dreadful as I like to make it sound,
(I've been known to have dramatic tendencies)
     ....it was actually loads of fun.

{Thank heaven for good-natured friends}

Of the nearly 500 photos I took--
some fantastical, and some not-so-fantastical...

The above would be the gems of the bunch!

                 Love, sweet love


Anonymous said...

Wow Raquel!! Great pictures!! You are so talented!!

KOosterveld said...

Those are AWESOME!!! you did such a great job (no surprise there) oh how I wish you could come and take some family pictures of us!! again GREAT job!!!

Alison said...

I'm so jealous. I've been dying to take my camera out. I can't seem to get away from my wee ones at any hour of the day. These look way to good for just starting in manual. I overexpose everything!!! Nice work! Love the blogsy cuteness! You are an artist.

Raquel said...

Thanks guys! And Alison-- I've had a heck of a time figuring out Manual. It's a pain in the butt, compared to the ease of just using Auto. But I've been keeping at it and here and there, I seem to get lucky. Thanks for the kind words!

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