Covid Photo Journal – P Mode

Today’s lesson was about P-mode, or program mode. This is the first baby step after full auto. Program mode basically sets the shutter speed and aperture and lets you set the ISO. I found pretty quickly that I consistently use an ISO that’s too high. A lot of the images came out grainy. Using the lowest possible ISO seems like a solid strategy.

 

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I don’t remember what ISO I used on this, but it was obviously too low. It looks pretty good outside, but I was trying to get a shot of the inside. It’s actually pretty cool and, again, illustrates quarantine well.

 

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This is a nice little still life. I’m starting to realize that most of my photos are from my perspective, like exactly what I see when I walk around the house. I tried to stray from this a little, but I need to spend more time working the scene when I take photos. This one, for instance, I think I would skew a little to imply intoxication. Maybe that’s too much, but it definitely needs more energy.

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This was the first portrait photo that I took. It felt good to turn the camera and try something new. I was able to capture more of the bookshelf this way, but it’s still basically a boring photo.

 

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This one is just goofy enough to be good, I think. The angle of the lines is interesting, the content is interesting, the colors are interesting, and the lighting is good. I would say this is the best photo I’ve taken so far. I shouldn’t be surprised, I took my time with this one and tried multiple angles and ISOs.

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Obligatory Hutton pic. Jill working hard at the Covid hotline marathoning old Puppy Bowls. Quarantine life. Not super interesting as a pic, but I think it’s great just for the content.

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