From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 9 – Manual Mode

Finally, here we are at Manual Mode. When you are using Manual Mode you have complete control over your camera. You are 100% in charge of everything, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and everything else. You are also 100% responsible for any mistakes that you make! Manual mode is not as scary as it may seem. … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 9 – Manual Mode

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From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 8 – Shutter Priority

There are some situations where you want to be sure that you are working at the same shutter speed to create motion blur or freeze action. In these cases you will want to use Shutter Priority. When in Shutter Priority you choose the shutter speed and the camera chooses the aperture. One thing you have … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 8 – Shutter Priority

From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 7 – Aperture Priority

I walk around with my camera set to Aperture Priority almost all the time. I do this so that I don’t miss any images that come along unexpectedly. With my camera set to Aperture Priority I have already chosen the f-stop that I want to use and the camera chooses the corresponding shutter speed needed … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 7 – Aperture Priority

From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 6 – Program Mode

To get away from the “Green Camera” mode and Scene modes while still letting the camera make most of the exposure decisions, switch to Program (“P”) mode. Program mode is very similar to the “Green Camera” mode in that the camera is choosing the aperture and shutter speed. Where these two modes differ is in the … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 6 – Program Mode

What a Day!

This is a nice article about Belle Grove Plantation B&B. The Meetup Group will be there Sunday afternoon. I’m looking forward to Sunday and I know many of the Meetup Group members are as well!

Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast

You know as we draw closer to opening, the more exciting things become! My day started out with a cancelled meeting so I tried to sleep in a bit. Poor Brett called me at 8am thinking I was up only to wake me up. But that was okay because it lead to so much! I started by heading to King George to do some errands. As I drove past a small historic church, I noticed a sign for Tidewater Preservation. I had seen them recently at our little church on what was part of Belle Grove. They are a historic restoration company.

So I decided to stop and see if they could help me with rescuing our outbuildings. I met a wonderful young man who climbed down from a 10 foot tall scaffold to talk to me. He gave me his bosses information and told me that he would call…

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From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 5 – White Balance

Where ISO deals with the amount of light, White Balance deals with the color of light. The part of the brain that processes the information from our eyes does an excellent job of “white balancing” the light we see. We can walk from outdoors (daylight) to an office building illuminated by fluorescent lights and then … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 5 – White Balance

From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 4 – ISO

Just like Green Camera mode, cameras come from the manufacturer set to Auto ISO. Even if you go directly to Manual mode to start using your camera Auto ISO will still be active. Find the ISO settings in your camera's menus and turn off Auto ISO. In some cameras there is a setting for ISO … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 4 – ISO