THREE CAMERAS – MULTIPLE SETTINGS – ONE HEADACHE
When you last left me with my camera situation I had come back from my class with Jeffrey Apoian whose name I am now spelling correctly, with an apology tacked on for misspelling it in the last blog. I will be emailing him right after I finish this to sign up for another class.
Now this photo thing is not easy. There is something to be said for point and shoot and keep the heads in the picture. But I have set my mind to somehow, someway, someday figuring out all these settings, and light meters and apertures and shutter speeds though one of those may be the same thing. You see I’m still way confused. The fractions and the numbers and when there is more light you need a faster speed or you need less speed? And then I have written down 3200/1600 of a second. Which I think must have made sense when I wrote it down, but I’m not sure how as I never mastered fractions. Blur the focus, less depth of focus. HELP!!!!
At the moment I’m using three cameras, the Ashton model that is really pissing me off if you want to know the truth. My Canon G11 that has somehow now got all these weird icons on the viewer and I can’t figure them out, nor can I figure out how to get rid of them. So I brought out my little point and shoot Canon s95, which is my tiny throw in a pocket or evening bag camera and oddly I am able to do more with that one in terms of light. I can put it on the settings Jeffrey told me about and it sort of does what I say and all the knobs and buttons are exactly where they are supposed to be.
The problem is it’s just not that great a camera, says I who know nothing. But I can tell when it comes to nuance Ashton every now and then when I stick him on automatic surprises me. But when I try and set him up he just goes ballistic. The little one is like the really well behaved child who is not so bright,Will do just enough, not cause any trouble but will never wow you. I think the Canon G11 is like many machines, it’s just complicated enough that it confounds you but if you really put some time into figuring it out, you will get what you want.
Ashton I think may be a lost cause. Honestly, if I hadn’t’ dinged it against the dining room table so the lens is a tiny bit bent it would be for sale faster than you can say Craig’s List.
But today I have composed a little photo essay of the last few days, highlighting today. I like to call it 3 Cameras, Multiple Settings, 1 Headache
After lunch I took my girlfriend over to one of my favorite haunts THE END OF HISTORY. Not only did I know we would see beautiful things, I knew it be a photo paradise and they would let me take pictures.
The Nikon is supposed to do very well with action, things in motion so I used it today at Lucy’s basketball game.