I recently took a days workshop at the Nikon training school in central London to learn how to take my DSLR off automatic mode. I didn’t do too bad and my final photograph where we had to put composition, white balance, shutter speed, depth of field and ISO all into one and only one snapshot taken in the street won a mini competition and was voted best photo of the day!
Since then I have had my camera firmly switched over to manual mode and have been trying to remember everything we were taught, not as easy as it sounds. So as the weather was absolutely glorious today hubby and I decided to have a nice relaxing walk around Hyde Park, with camera. Some are just snaps, although in manual mode, some the composition is thought about, some I really am trying to capture a moment with a fast shutter speed and some I am trying to capture the light. Don’t judge me too harshly, its harder than it looks.
The Serpentine Lido, open in the summer or to members of the Serpentine Swimming Club everyday between 6 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. Brrrrr, rather them than I. They also swim on Christmas Day which often makes for comical photographs in the media.
A lovely clump of snowdrops. But I’m starting to lose concentration. The ISO is too low for the light, the depth of field too shallow and the shutter speed too long, but hey, at least I got the exposure right !
And a final glimpse before we head home.