Exposure Settings? Going Back In Time

The Painted Hills; John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon

Exposure settings have everything to do with how an image looks after a photographer makes it.  In  theory there are various technically correct exposure settings, but the settings a photographer chooses depends on their vision for the final image.  When I started taking photography classes over 25 years ago, there was no such thing as a digital camera, and, for that matter, none of the settings on my old Pentax were automated.  I had to manually adjust the ISO/ASA film setting, and I had to learn how to manually adjust the shutter speed and aperture to make technically correct images.

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My Journey


I am on a new journey in my life – one that started almost a year ago.  I don’t know how far I’ve made it along the path, but I do know its been a great adventure! It hasn’t always been fun or easy, and there were times that were so difficult and trying I just wanted to quit.

I am so glad I stuck it out, and I can’t wait to see what is in store for me for the rest of this journey!

My Year – 2011 In Review

Amy January 2011

I’ve been working on writing this post in my head for a while now, and I decided the only way to actually get it done was to sit down and start typing.  If a stranger looked at my life during the year 2011, they would probably think it was a horrible year that I am happy to leave behind.  They would be a little bit accurate – there were specific events and activities in 2011 that I would just as soon forget and leave behind.  With a quick glance, all the focus would be on the negative events because they were the biggest; however, on further investigation there were far more positive activities, events, and blessings that happened and outweigh all the negativity.  I’m going to re-cap my year by month, and hopefully I’ll be able to link to a previous post for each subject I talk about. Continue reading