I went to the intro class by Kate Byars Photography - "What Does This Button Do?" Love the name, right? She explained three concepts - ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed - in plain, funny English, and I left the class understanding how to play nicely with all three. I'm now proud to be a straight-up Manual Mode only user. Yee-haww!
Here are the before and after pictures I took during the class. The first was a guess at settings or leftover settings from the previous shot. After some mucking around, I was able to capture the second photo. Pritty!!
I'm slowly, but surely, becoming a big fan of f/1.4....
I love how the sunlight washes out the RH side of the photo.
This is my Cupid's Arrow photo :)
Voila! A door!