March 04, 2009

Turning "Manual"

After reading drewnity's article on "Shoot in M" as well as an article in January's issue DCM (Digital Camera Malaysia), I've been trying to experiment the "M" mode on my camera as well.

I've been learning the differences between the Aperture Priority mode ("AV") and Shutter Priority mode ("TV") and so far, I seem to favour AV modes when I'm outdoor and TV mode for action shots.

Snoopy proved to be a very willing model for me. I think she had too much to eat in the morning and was not moving as much. Anyway, she's a wanna-be supermodel dog, so, she's a natural with poses. :P

Snoopy taking a nap on the cool floor... 50mm, F/2.8, 1/8sec, ISO-200

Snoopy taking a sunbathing session - 50mm, F/22, 1/25sec, ISO-100

My sister's dried flowers - 28mm, F/5, 1/99sec, ISO-100

Awww... Two puppies - 50mm, F/2.8, 1/8sec, ISO-200

These were my first few attempts. I still have a lot more to learn especially dealing with shutter speeds and white-balance settings. In the camera LCD, the shot looks good but on computer, while looking at an uncalibrated monitor, the colours seem to look quite messed up. :-(

Oh well, practice makes perfect. I quite enjoy taking photos in "M" mode but I need to learn a lot more about the settings to what makes a great shot. My goal is of course to take a good photo and not do too much "dark room techniques" to spruce up/correct the photo.


  1. i like ur dog ear a lot...cute standing and the other one falling down...

  2. Hi via!!

    Yes, that standing ear is her antenna! She can pick up weird sounds a mile away. KAKAAKA

  3. I've been reading articles about A and S priority too. But haven't seriously play with it yet.

  4. Hi Che-Cheh,

    Have you been playing with the Program/Auto mode?

    Do try out the Aperture and Shutter priority settings. You can experiment with the way light is captured by the lens through the aperture that way. ;-)


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