Anya's Nature Photo Shoot

Anya has been learning to use the Nikon D90 and practicing her photography. She’s been frustrated because her shots have been blurry, even though she’s been trying really hard to get good ones. Thinking I wouldn’t overwhelm her, I set the camera in one of the program modes and showed her several of the other program options and pretty much let her go to it. Today after work, she was again discouraged.

I decided it was time to get serious.

I adjusted the dial to “M” and started telling her about the exposure triangle of ISO, f-stop, and shutter speed. We set the f-stop to a safe 5.6, since that’s the minimum aperture at full 200mm zoom, and explained how to read the meter and use that as a starting point. She quickly picked up on “breaking the rules” and defied the meter. Her results today were much better.

Below is a short YouTube video shot with the Nikon D7000 as she worked a couple of spots in the back yard. All of the still shots in the movie are Anya’s.

You go girl!