Two Awesome shots Olga. You nailed them both!
THANK YOU, Pam!!!!!
Wow! SOOTC?? Gorgeous!! Do you know what the settings are that you used with the 50mm? And I agree with Pam! Great shots.
Thank you, Erin. I used Aperture Priority, F22, which I realized (I didn't know at the moment) is the highest it goes with the 50 mm. I did that to get the nice sun flare. BTW for the most part I take all the pictures in Aperture Priority. I read that tip in a book by Scott Kelby. But, I took a photography class and the instructor takes most of his pictures in Shutter Priority. I am curious what other photographers do. How about you?
Interesting! I always shoot in manual. I feel like I have more control over the settings I want to use. But it takes so much practice to really learn what works for different shots. There are so many pictures I've taken where I focus more on the metering and realize later... why didn't I try it with a different aperture, etc.? I want to try harder in changing settings up and down as I'm taking certain shots, even if I'm happy with what I've taken in particular setting. I think shooting in a priority is good too though - for instance, shooting sports or busy kids, it might be easiest to shoot in shutter priority since you're focusing on getting a still shot if anything else!
Erin, that is really awesome that you shoot in manual and pay attention to the metering, etc. I can't believe that in that class I took the instructor advised against it. So, I actually have kept away from it. I usually go back and forth from Aperture to Shutter priority. So I will include in this 365 project: To shoot in Manual Mode :)