I've had a little flurry of new followers lately (hello! ♥), so if you're not familiar with my Party of Three posts, sometimes I provide photography tips or tricks (read: what went wrong). If you are not interested in photography, please stop HERE. :-)
Since I wasn't planning on taking pictures, the little tea party set-up was about 25 feet away from the nearest windows. Always scoot as close to a window as possible if you're using natural light. Because we were so far away and I didn't bring my external flash), I had to adjust my settings to the following:
Aperture: f/4 (too wide!)
Shutter speed: 1/60 (too slow!)
ISO: 1,600 (eeek!)
I was aware of my settings when I snapped the shot, but I didn't want to raise my ISO any higher...so that's pretty much all I could do without a flash. Drew is a bit out of focus because he is on a different plane than Collin and Livia. A smaller aperture (f/8, etc.) would have solved this problem. And a 1/60 shutter speed when taking pictures of children is ridiculously slow. Do not attempt! ;-) My personal preference is to never be slower than 1/250. 1/500 is even better!
The color is weird because we had to turn all the overhead lights on. You can see this especially in Collin's hair. If I had my external flash, I would have turned the lights off and bounced the flash off the windows behind me since it was still daylight outside.
We're supposed to have some warmer temperatures this week, so maybe my picture for week 7 will be taken outside. YAY!
Hope you're all having a great weekend! ♥