Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tonight I decided to stick to what I like, people, while still tackling a challenge- my living room!
It's really hard to get good shots in my living room, especially with the lens I have. Since most family events that I want good pictures of (birthdays, Christmas, etc.) take place in the living room I need to learn to take better shots in there!
My largest aperture setting with my one and only lens is 4.0 to 5.6 (depending on the zoom) and my living room is pretty dark. So, that means tonight I needed a shutter speed of about 1/8 and an ISO of 1600 to get decent exposure. Throw in the fact that I was trying to get shots of three squirmy people who never sit still and almost every picture I took was blurry and/or noisy. I did manage to get a few shots that I'm okay with, not ecstatic but okay, and this one was my favorite. I'm more determined than ever to get a lens with a larger aperture but for now my budget is forcing me to get better with the lens I have.