summer learning

This summer, I’m aiming to put up a whole bunch of images (blog much more regularly) and share what my camera settings were and why I chose to use those settings. Simple, right? I hope so. And my goal is that you lovely people would put your cameras on manual and try some of this out. So, here goes…

Manual settings:
ISO 160 (sunny day but shooting in open shade from a building)
aperture: 3.5 (needed it to be a little more closed so that both of the kids would be in focus)
shutter speed: 1/160 (this is my safe zone, any lower/slower than this when shooting kids I find I get some movement in my shot)
lens: 50mm 1.2L


  1. Heidi on June 23, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    ….sweet giggles…..can’t you just hear them giggling?

  2. Amanda on June 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    First time commenter long time viewer. Thanks for letting us in the loop.
    As competitive as the biz can be I am glad you realize that help is still needed
    from people who you may be in competition with. I am no professional, but
    it’s hard to get professionals to open up about the tricks to using a camera
    and getting a quality pic. Thanks for sharing your obvious expertise.