So, back to the part where I said I've decided to learn more about the camera's abilities... I've been shooting mostly in manual mode. I find it super nice for indoor shots and avoiding the blinding flash. The natural light can make photos look so pretty!
Such as these ones of Ella. No diffuser or flash, just the lovely natural light. Like how slobbery she is? She's eating her first solids and was soooo funny about it.
I asked Violet to be my model. She wasn't sure what that meant, but I assured her I would help her. I think she misunderstood my direction to her initially (as seen in photo below), but luckily, after a few photos like this...
we got some like this...
Then we regressed back to this (hehe):
Rhys came outside to join in the fun. Photographing Rhys is similar to photographing a ninja in stealth mode. Like in the photo above, when I started it, she was further back (which would have made more of her face in focus!), but by the time I was focused on her (just a split second) she had chased me down. Sometimes I think her goal is to make sure she's always too close for a photo. Either that or she'll refuse to look when I call her name. It's all about power. And world domination.
After calling her name several times, and her ignoring me repeatedly, she accidentally looked at me. yay!
I quite like aperture priority mode! It makes for faster photos than manual (at least for me!), but it lets you have more control than auto mode. You get control over where you want your focus, and it lets you control the aperture (aka, how much it blurs)...and I love being able to control the aperture.
Oh, and the only reason I'm mentioning all the camera details is because I have several friends into photography. Several know much more than me, but there are a few who are newer at it than me...so I share:-) Plus, it'll help me remember for when I forget...by tomorrow.
And, here are a few other photos:
Rhys was spying on the neighbors dog through the fence (so cute!):
Ella hanging out outside. Her eyes looked sooooo blue outside:
And, we'll end with a little kiss: