Saturday, May 29, 2010
The carnival is back in town. I brought my camera along and played with silhouettes, slow shutter speeds, and details. I got some pictures of the kids too, but they were either riding with our neighbor or complete strangers. I don't have permission to post those. Although I will say there a few cute ones of Tobias and "girlfriends".
I learned a few things. The first thing I learned is my D200 is worse at ISO 400 than a remember. Its not objectionable to me, and it won't impact prints at all, but I was surprised a bit while preparing these files. The second thing I learned was I think handheld images can be more interesting than their tripod mounted counterparts if blur is a major part of it. I also learned my timing with the shutter is better than I thought. There were quite a few times I thought I missed faces and such as things were flying by. But, when I got back here to look at stuff, not only do I see the faces I thought I missed, but they are in perfect focus!
I hope you find these interesting. I had a lot fun looking for these. I pressed the shutter a lot. I think I've finally broken completely free of the chains I wrapped around my hands from shooting film. I'm hope this leads to some better pictures. Of course, at some point, I will need to reapply some limits. Being too free with the shutter can be just as bad for your photography as being too stingy.
Posted by Ken at 7:49 PM