Sunday, January 20, 2013

Day 20 - William and a Sunset

I used the 50 mm lens for this shot. My goal was to get a sharp subject with a blurry background.

My husband was chasing the sunset. We made it just in time. I used the 50 mm lens. This is straight out of the camera. No editing.


  1. Two Awesome shots Olga. You nailed them both!

  2. Wow! SOOTC?? Gorgeous!! Do you know what the settings are that you used with the 50mm? And I agree with Pam! Great shots.

    1. 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?

    2. 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!

  3. 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 :)