Our weather in New Zealand is not terrific right now. It is cold, damp and grey. Not perfect for some fun black and white cat photography and selfies but the one thing I have learned as a photography newbie is:
Practice Makes You a Better Photographer whether you are a Newbie or an Improver
Today Natasha is enjoying a bit of outside time and rubbing against the garden bridge to make sure neighbourhood cats know this is her patch. She is our busiest and most active cat.
In this post I have been trialing ‘shutter priority’ which is new to me, but which I have reached in my only course.
DEFINITION: Shutter priority, also called time value (Tv), refers to a setting on some cameras that allows the user to choose a specific shutter speed while the camera adjusts the aperture to ensure correct exposure.Photography Talk
Explaining Shutter Priority is a bit too intimidating for a Sunday selfie post so I will return to the subject another day and just share the camera setings I used on my Canon 1300D DSLR for this photo shoot with Natasha.
Shooting in TV mode I set a shutter speed of 1/500 and raised my ISO to ISO 200 with F 5.6 although when I looked at the pictures later Affinity Photo had to be brought in because they looked gloomy.
I am slightly above Natasha for these pictures as the grass was wet. I thought kneeling down was a crazy thing to do so I crouched low instead. Anyone with cats or kids knows that ground level after rain is their favourite place but not yours.
Natasha is really enjoying outside time when the weather dries out and the temperature warms up a little bit. Maybe I will get more chances at black and white cat photography this coming week!
Natasha hopes that you will join us and the Kitties Blue for a fun blog hop that introduces you to a lot of new friends.