It has been a busy week offline here in New Zealand, with me teaching online a lot more and engaging with my online students to explain about how Lockdown works and what they can and can’t do right now.
Lockdown Feline Fun Project
Let me show you yesterday’s snapshot of Toulouse. This is the kind of photos that decent focus, luck, and laying in the ground can get you. So, yes, I was wearing old clothes but sometimes I am wearing a perfectly awesome cardigan and it needs to go straight in the wash!
OK, what happened? Toulouse and some of the other cats were enjoying a burst of warm sunshine that shows Spring is definitely heading our way, I grabbed my camera and stepped outside a quick break. The bonus for me is I was attempting something new – Shutter Priority for the first time.
Shutter priority is often designated on a camera by an ‘S‘ on the mode dial or “Tv“, which stands for time value. By selecting shutter priority, the camera will let you choose which shutter speed you want to use while the aperture is automatically set for you.LIFE PIXEL
You might have noticed that I am a big fan of Aperture Priority (A or Av mode on a DSLR) and that I am learning to use Manual mode but that Shutter Priority does not get much of a look in. Honestly? This is because I have struggled with Shutter Priority (SP) and have done my best to avoid it.
Recently, I realised, like lots of you, that we all come to a skill when the time is right and no amount of trying will get us there earlier. I switched to SP mode for some lockdown feline fun to try it out. The light was good and I thought ‘why not’. So, I took my first steps into new territory and came up with a lot of “almost but not quite” photos and I came up with this one.
I was pleased with this one and it really shows Toulouse at his cheeky best! What do you think?
Have a good and snap-happy week!
- A shout out to our friend Marie and Athena for their roaring mask which you can order for yourself from Marie. It made the vaccine centre staff smile.
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