Sunday, October 3, 2010

It arrived

Fittingly, this is the last photo taken with my point-and-shoot:I forgot to post about this, but the much awaited DSLR camera has arrived. It came on Friday, while I was taking a hike with friend G, who came all the way from Suwon. She had an excuse to come to the area because she was buying an item from another expat. We had a lovely time. We ate outside at a restaurant with rickety tables and chairs, and climbed as far as we could before G decided she'd better head back to make the two hour train ride back to Suwon. I haven't had much time to play with the camera yet since we've been busy. I took it out on Saturday morning to a kids cafe, but I was still using it on "auto" mode. Grace was sick last night and today, so we've been stuck indoors. I've been dying to take it outside to give it a whirl in good light. But I am fairly impressed with myself, as I have made the jump to understanding how to set aperature and shutter speeds on "manual" mode, and just tonight figured out how to do the metering (have to test that though). I've been using it inside with an external flash and the photos are beyond acceptable. The same photos in low light indoors on my point and shoot are either barely visible with flash off, or washed out with flash on. Problem no longer!

3 comments:

Mama Seoul said...

You should come over and teach me! I still use on auto mode!

Sarah said...

Take it off auto! Just google dslr for beginners and start reading. I like the results I'm getting in manual better than auto and I'm a total beginner. Be brave!

Michelle said...

I'm also a a beginner when it comes to these cameras!! hahaha...