For my BPS class "Get Out of Auto Mode", our assignments this week seem to focus on trying the different presets on your camera. Note - this is using my Canon Rebel DSLR. It is an old one and only 6.3 mp whereas my Canon PowerShot is 7.1 mp, so it'll be interesting to see what I come up with using the supposedly "better" camera. My biggest issue right now is our weather has been very grey and lighting is terrible for getting decent photos. That said, my first round of comparisons:
Meet Sarah, my oldest, now home from college for the Summer and ready for a job interview. Isn't she adorable? On the left, shot in auto mode, on the right shot in portrait mode. Portrait mode definitely brightened up the picture, but also left the color a bit off.
The hibiscus plant. On the left, auto mode, on the right close-up mode. Close up mode definitely results in better background blurring. But I've been using this mode with my point and shoot, so I'm familiar with it already.
A view of our neighborhood shot in auto mode.
Same view, landscape mode. Honestly not sure I see any discernable difference. Maybe more definition in the clouds? These are SOOC, hence the darkness - it really is that overcast today.
Running water. On left, shot in auto mode. On right, shot in action mode. And is it any wonder why I shoot in auto mode? The auto mode photo has the correct color and IMHO catches the flow of the water better. The action mode has put a yellow cast to the photo and smoothed out the water flow. Don't love it at all.
I still need to get a night shot to finish out this week's assignments and "next week" starts Thursday - eeek!