The topic this week with the Thrive Project is ISO and the Rule of Thirds.
Becky from Farmgirl Paints gives a good explanation of ISO. She explains it like a dimmer light switch. If you have a lot of light or you are outside, you would have the dimmer down low. If you are in a darker room with less sunlight, you would turn the dimmer up. The higher the dimmer (ISO) the grainier the picture becomes. Low ISO=crisper pics.
With the Rule of Thirds, you are supposed to imagine a grid with 9 boxes. Put the subject on one of the crosshairs. Becky has graphics on her blog to explain.
While I was busy with some blog hops today, I found this awesome new blog Farmgirl Paints. Becky is an uber-talented artist who artist who is currently taking a photography class. After the photography class, she is then blogging about what she has learned and giving all of us some helpful hints. She is calling it the Thrive Project.
This week's topic is Shutter speed. Shutter speed, in a nutshell, is how fast your shutter opens and closes. The longer it opens, the blurrier the picture can be. The shorter the speed, the more crisp the picture. On your camera, the higher the bottom number (1/30, 1/60, 1/200, etc) the faster the speed. So 1/500 is 1/500th of a second-fast, 1/30 is 1/30th of a second-slow.
This picture was taken at 1/60s, f4.5 ISO 640
Of course, since I have NO IDEA what I am doing, this is one of the cutest looks I got from him all day. :(
This picture was taken at 1/200s, f4.8, ISO640
I am going to continue to work on shutter speed the rest of this week.
Any comments or suggestions are definitely welcome!
Wonderful followers~I am sorry. I just saw that you guys have made comments. I definitely need to figure out why I haven't been receiving them in my email. I just wanted to let you all know that I am not ignoring you!!
My poor Kanin. He got the bug Friday night and he has been so sick ever since. He has had fever of at least 100 (except when the Motrin takes over) around the clock since Saturday morning. He's missed one hockey practice, one hockey game and will definitely not go to school tomorrow.
This is a sad picture for me. My Sweet Baby Caleb woke up sick this morning and I took him to the doctor this afternoon. He was diagnosed with strep throat and influenza. Poor baby! This is pretty much what he has done all day.
It is a tradition in our family to always eat Polish sausage, saurkraut, black-eyed peas and cornbread on New Year's Day. This year I actually bought turkey bratwurst instead, by accident, but it was still fantastic.
I am starting this blog up again and I am starting today. I'm going to participate in the 365 Day Project where I take one picture every day for a year. Just to forewarn you, I may post a whole week at once but I am determined to do this and think it will really help me with my picture taking skills.