Through The Lens Thursday is a weekly challenge to get us to use our camera on manual setting and learn all about those pesky numbers and how to combine them to get a successful photo. As you can tell, I am quite the professional already by my discussion on ‘the numbers’. I am getting the hang of manual slowly but surely and I haven’t flicked back to ‘auto’ all year. Yay!
For today’s photo prompt ‘Mess’, I had an idea to get the boys to shake their messy hair and I would magically capture the moment in freeze frame. How on earth do I do that? What numbers do I need? To the interweb we go. I read about freezing the moment and getting the blur and decided to try both.
I didn’t want my models shaking their heads into dizzydom, so I snapped a few, changed settings and snapped a few more.
Numbers for this one are 1/1000, f4.0, ISO800.
The white wall was not the best location as it overpowers the photo I think, but I love that the hair is caught in messy motion.
Numbers here are 1/60, f8.00, ISO800. Bit more surreal here, but I don’t hate it, the white wall still isn’t helping, but I am pleased I tried both options so that I could see the difference.
This is what I learnt, what did you learn today? Are you a camera whizz or just learning?