Beginning Photography

I am newly adjusting to a professional photography camera that has lots of functions used for capturing photos.  I was out in my college’s garden the other day with my friend, Conner, attempting to play around with the cameras functions for the first time.

Well, Conner had a brilliant idea for the first photo: capture the dancing white seeds in the air while he blew them off the dandelion seed head.  Here are the photos:  (Note: The dandelion in each photo is not the same one.)

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I attempted to play around with the shutter speed and tried to set the camera to take three photos in a row, so I could capture the white seeds as they were blown off the dandelion.  I couldn’t get either function to work correctly.   On the bright side we got some good shots of plants and other interesting objects in the garden.

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In this photo I focused in on the dead flower using the macro setting and zoom function.  I tried using the aperture tool to focus in on the object but it was difficult to use.

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This photo is of one of the few statues in my college’s garden.  This wooden and metal figure was possibly constructed by someone in the art department at my college. I used the the auto setting on the camera to capture this photo.