Whew. Trying to figure out how to work the Christmas Camera is waaaaaay harder than I thought. I may have to completely throw in the towel and pop for a real class with a real instructor, ’cause I ain’t making any headway on my own.
Just when I thought I couldn’t combine this control with that option, I re-studied how to work with different aperture settings, and after about an hour of monkeying around, I think I get this one… (Thanks to my “Nikon D3300 For Dummies” book)
OK- here’s what I think is sticking in my brain:
- close focus + small aperture setting = out of focus background and clear foreground, better for close-ups
- zoomed out + larger aperture setting = larger depth of focus, better for outdoor and landscape shots
- Less than 10 feet in the shot? Larger aperture settings just get blurry with a slower shutter speed.
So… The object of today’s practice was to see how the snacks, the cat and the rosemary outside the window would look at different settings:
Best three for explaining to myself what I’m doing:
ANY AND ALL TIPS FROM EXPERIENCED PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE APPRECIATED. GREATLY!!!