D A T E : JUNE 7, 2008
L O C A T I O N : MANILA BAY, PASAY CITY, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
C A M E R A : NIKON D80
L E N S : NIKKOR 18-55MM F/3.5-5.6
F I L T E R : NONE
M O U N T : HANDHELD
L I G H T : AMBIENT
S E T T I N G S : PROGRAM MODE | ISO 100 | 1/60 SEC | F/5.6
P O S T - P R O C E S S I N G N O T E S : CURVES
During my first few months into photography I was deathly afraid of the manual dial.
But by the time I graduated from a prosumer camera to a DSLR, I already have a basic grasp of the exposure triad; the ISO, shutter speed and aperture. But still, I kept on using the program mode on my camera, afraid that I might miss something while mixing my apertures with my shutter speeds.
I took the photo above on program mode. While it’s pretty okay, I knew that it could’ve been better if I’d taken it on manual. See, it was the camera that computed the settings for me and it said that my shutter speed should be 1/60 seconds; which was way too slow for that moving boat. If I’d set it myself, that boat would’ve been a lot sharper than what it is.
Well, lesson learned.