So this Friday evening, I was fortunate enough to be given a DSLR camera by my Dad! After weeks of wishing, dreaming, hoping for the fulfilling experience of using a manual camera. To listen intently to the ‘flickering heartbeat’ as the shutter snaps another memory. I have been dreaming of that beautifully blurred background and the stark, focused image of the subject.
Finally, at last! I now have a Canon EOS 400D Digital DSLR! Some of the features of this DSLR include:
- 10.1 megapixels
- Nine-point auto-focus
- Continuous shooting burst (up to 27 shots JPEG / 10 shots RAW)
- 2.5″ LCD monitor
- 3 settings for long exposure noise reduction
- Picture styles
- Built in flash
- Interchangeable lenses
- From 1/4000 to 30 sec and bulb shutter speed
- ISO 100 – 1600
- Full aperture
- Exposure modes – program, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, auto depth-of-field, full auto, programmed modes, manual, autoflash
- 510g body only
- CF Card
- Custom white balance
- 12 picture modes
- Good quality images
The lens I am using is a 24-105mm zoom lens. Over the past few days, I have been experimenting with the new features this camera offers. Since this is my first experience with a manual camera, I have been learning and reading about how to extract and gain all I can from it.
In the following post, I will be beginning to explain what I have learned about how to use a manual camera and what I have done to gain the most from each feature.
Olivia, writing (and photographing) on a whim…