For this week’s photography class endeavour, I’m working with the camera on S mode. It’s equivalent to swimming with armbands whereby I prioritise a specific shutter speed whilst the camera adjusts the aperture. Between us we get correct exposure but only if my end of it is right.
- too slow and in comes camera shake and blurry images – without a tripod
- too fast in low light environs and there is not time enough for sufficient light to get to the sensor
The British Museum inner court seemed relatively well-lit and there was no fast action from exhibits or visitors so I experimented with altering the shutter speed between shots from 60 to 160. Even so I tweaked the lighting a little post-camera as evidently my eyes see things as being brighter than what the camera does.
And since I’m learning about illumination and today’s #photo101 theme is ‘the natural world’ here are paperwhite narcissi in early morning interior and fallen leaves in the last of the daylight:-