Who am I kidding...ain't nuthin' under that patch but fur:/ Here's the Daily Chuck.
Anyway, this was an indoor shoot, and I've been having a heck of a time getting light going in this house. Not to mention the fact that I'm really new at this:P
My lens has numbers on the side 35-105mm, and 1:3.5-4.5. I am assuming the 3.5-4.5 is F-stop.
I spent some of the shoot convinced I had broken my camera:O Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying the learning process, and I really am committed to taking better pictures.
So, when I was on the "macro" setting on my lens, I was freaking out because sometimes the camera wouldn't take the shot, and sometimes the shutter just stayed open:/
I figured out a few things...when I was in macro (M-105) my lowest F-stop was no longer an option. I believe that's what the numbers on the lens mean. At the 105 setting, my lowest F-stop is no longer 3.5, it's 4.5, and when I'm past that 105, the lowest F-stop is even higher. Double check me here...do I have that right?
Also...bear with me...it's really dark in my house. If my F-stop is on a high number like F-22 the camera is letting in less light, (the shutter is actually smaller on a higher number F-stop) so the shutter was staying open for a really long time. (that's when I thought I broke the camera) I found when I lowered the F-stop, I had better results with inside shooting.
...and now my head hurts, so that's enough for today:P
*In case you're wondering, here's what I'm using to light up the joint. I found that if I used the umbrella to reflect the light I got a flatter less spotlight effect.