So I admit that I haven’t played around with my manual setting as much as I probably should have, but I’m using my new camera none-the-less! My current favorite mode? Sports mode…AKA toddler mode. This mode seems to work best outdoors and is perfect for capturing time at the park and general 20-month-old shenanigans. Sports mode is essentially designed to capture multiple images, one right after the other, and it is very well-suited for my little girl. Because she doesn’t understand the concept of standing still and smiling for the camera quite yet, I can typically get a good shot of her face while using this mode. The only down side I’ve found is that I end up with TONS of bad pictures with a few gems mixed in, but if I wasn’t using this mode, I would maybe have a handful of junky pictures with only one good one. Oh, another bonus of sports mode? The noise the camera makes while taking multiple images sure makes me sound like a professional photographer. Seriously! Like, “Oh, excuse me other parents at the park with your iPhone camera, my camera is making lots of very important noises which obviously means I’m a serious photographer.”
My next big task is to figure out how to capture low-light images of my little girl and I think I need some one-on-one tutoring to make that happen, so that’s my plan. Okay, let me re-state this. My next big task is having a baby. Our baby boy is due in about a week…so probably after that I’ll be more focused on getting into a class. Because I’ll have lots of extra time and having another baby just makes life easier, right?