Yes mam, that's what I'm talkin' about!
It would just be nice if I knew what it was.
Okay, I'm kidding (just a little bit) there..... I do understand it now. I think.
For our photography class this past Thursday we had to turn in a picture. Any picture that we had taken in the last week. Anything at all.
We were going to talk about "tonealities" (lights, darks, colors) and how the camera wants to make everything gray, BUT we can fix that with "exposure compensation"
Take for instance this picture of cookies with a glass of milk. I took this for my blog. A lot of times I'll when I'm taking pictures of food, I'll use a white poster board so just the food will stand out. I thought I was so smart.
Um....it's gray. Look at that background!!! It's GRAY!
And I thought I was so cool. SOOOO cool, using my white background. Of course, many of you food bloggers are way more savvy than I and already change your exposure compensation so you had white in the background and not gray. I applaud you!!!
By the way, my camera does have scene modes, but we are not allowed to use them during the semester. He says that scene modes are useless anyway and we need to do it manually to get the best quality.
I know you didn't want a photography lesson here....let me just say that we are really having a great time, the Handyman and I. We go out to eat with our friends before class (2 other couples and 2 women sans their husbands who didn't want to do the class). Sometimes we have a glass of wine. Just one.
Funny that my son once got in big trouble for doing the exact same thing in high school! (man, and they do say we regress as we age. ~grins~)
This is the photo I turned in (and yes, he put everyone's photo up on the screen so we could talk about the tonality.
This was a practically perfect picture. Tonality wise--not composition wise.
The sky is blue, the whites are white, the darks are dark and the yellow is yellow.
Hmmm.... don't tell the teacher, but that happened all by accident as I just did a 'point and shoot" without checking any of my settings.
He said that will happen 15% of the time.
I was one lucky duck.
I am linking this to Saturday Snapshot at "At Home With Books".
It's a fun meme/roundup of ---well, of snapshots.
To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken and then link up. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see.
You should go check it out.
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