Today I finally had a chance to get my camera book out again and do some more practice. I should have stuck with only two different settings, but I didn't. I'll try to include the stats with each shot. I tried to post the same basic photo with two different settings. Sometimes one is obviously better than the other, but sometimes they both turned out good.
I was sitting at my desk while I was reading my camera book, so I decided to practice right there. This color shot was taken with natural light at 1:43 pm. f/2.6 and 1/80 sec.
Here's the same scene in black and white w/ flash. f/4, 1/125 sec.
Here's one of my wildflowers in color. f/2.6 and 1/160 sec. Taken with natural light about 7:00 pm.
Here's the same flower in black and white. Much more pop. f/4, 1/25 sec. with fill flash. Fill flash was the main thing I was working on, but I threw in some extra stuff while I was at it!
I have tried all summer to get a good picture of this flower. It is a form of hybridized yarrow. I didn't even see the praying mantis until I loaded the pics in the computer. f/4, 1/60 sec. The sun was setting to the right of the shot. Taken with natural light.
This one should be exactly the same only in black and white with fill flash. I must have moved the camera. f/4, 1/125 sec. Maybe I forgot to reset to macro focus.
This color shot was taken in natural light. f/2.6, 1/80.
I'm not sure what I changed to get this shot. f/2.6, 1/60. It's amazing that such a small change can make so much difference. I really enjoyed this challenge. Thanks for pushing us to try new things all the time. I have some other awesome shots from tonight that I will share on my blog.