I thought I’d start a new series on my blog called Behind the Shot. I thought it might be helpful to those of you with DSLR cameras to see the settings used for various photos I’ve taken and that maybe it would inspire you to move beyond the green box….you know that automatic setting. Not that there is anything wrong with going in auto-mode but you can really do so much more with your camera with just a few simple tweaks.
While I tend to do some post processing using Lightroom and Photoshop Elements, my goal is to get the photo correctly exposed “in-camera” so I can spend more time taking photos and less time editing. So here you go….my first Behind the Shot post.
The photo below is Straight Out Of the Camera or SOOC. I’ve included my f/stop, ISO, shutter speed (SS) and lens info. I hope it prompts you to go out there and play with the settings on your camera. 🙂 As you can see the sun was behind my lovely subject which gave me that wonderful bokeh (those little dots of light). I love how the light highlights her hair and shoulders.