We worked on Aperature (also called F-Stop just to make it confusing). I learned that aperature is how much light the camera will let in. The higher the aperature (1/22 for example) the less light gets in. Lori told me a good way to think about it is as fractions. A low fraction number is actually bigger - 1/4 cup is bigger than 1/8. It works the same way in photography - an F-Stop of 3.5 will let in more light than an F-Stop of 5.8.
This is important when trying to pinpoint a depth of field. A low F-Stop (so a lot of light) will give you a shallow depth of field. In other words, part of the picture will be in focus and part will blurred. A high F-Stop will give you a sharper image, everything will be in focus. But since it is not letting in a lot of light (high F-Stop means less light) there needs to be a lot of natural light (outside during the day).
I set my camera to the semi-automatic (AV) mode and played around. None of these pictures are very good but I'm just learning so please be kind...
I don't see much of a difference - I suppose Erin is slightly more in focus in the second image.
I'll keep working on it.
Some other photos from the hike that I liked:
I got the difference in these two photos by changing the automatic white balance. I didn't even know I could do that (or what it is - next lesson perhaps?). I'm glad Lori was there to show me!
And a few of Roxy just for good measure. I left Kinsey at home. I figured two dogs would be too much since I did want to play around with the camera and knew we'd be going Roxy's pace.
(Always eating and drinking things - and she wonders why she gets sick).
And a few of the sunset over the water. We do live in a very pretty place!