My first day I just played outside and left it on auto. Caught some cuteness, and even managed to make myself feel cool with the whole "Focus on the acorn, Canaan in the background" thing.
Even on "auto" the camera could take this picture, on a rainy day, with no flash, and no overhead light.
But once Mary played with the dials, it could take this picture on a rainy day with no flash.
Whatever ISO is, it sure is cool!
But the setting that absorbs the light best, does not like movement...
It starts to get fuzzy when they wiggle - definite problem with 3 and 4 year olds!
I am learning!
The last pic of the night is Zion. The light is too much, but I didn't take time to mess with any setting, and simply started snapping. The poor thing fell and smashed his face into the door. Once we knew he was okay, and had ice on the goose egg growing on his face, I had to get some pictures of his poor pitiful expressions.
I am pretty sure he is going to have a black eye tomorrow. Sigh.
I, Bethany, do solemnly swear that this is not going to become a photography blog. I have no idea what I am doing, and have no plans to become a professional. I just want to take pictures of my children and the people who love them, without spending half the time waiting for the camera to load, and half the time waiting for the flash - and by then, the kids have fled the scene and the moment is over.
So, my favorite thing is that when my children are moving fast (which is almost always) and the moment is fleeting, this camera is smart enough that I can just set it on auto and let it figure it out for itself. It may not do the fancy artistic look I want, but it will catch my kid in motion, and that was what I was looking for. No doubt about it!