Rather bizarrely, I’ve agreed to photograph a friend’s wedding on Friday. I’ve never photographed a wedding before.
But their photographer pulled out with short notice and they’s asked if I could step in. Eek. So I have a borrowed DSLR (a Sony A290, in case you’re wondering) and a couple of days to familiarise myself with it. It’s years since I used an SLR.
I took it with me to work this afternoon just so I could catch a few test shots on the way home. Here are a few of them!
The Florist on the Green, Stevenage. Camera in Auto mode.
Stevenage High Street. Camera in Aperture Priority mode with a large aperture.
Cliched Macro Shot on a dandelion head. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Camera in Macro Mode. Of course.
And now a few of the same subject to experiment with the settings…
Aperture Priority Mode, Large Aperture, 18mm Focal Length.
Aperture Priority Mode, Large Aperture, 55mm Focal Length.
Aperture Priority Mode, Small aperture, 55mm Focal Length.
Camera’s built in “portrait mode”, which basically replicates the whole “large aperture to
blur the background” thing. Also enhances skin tones, apparently. But not post boxes.