The new camera is wonderful and has some great features. Although most of the time, I just leave it on the Auto setting, (the green picture of the camera) and hope for the best.
I often experiment with having the flash on or off. Having the flash on in outdoor pictures eliminates shadows so you can shoot into the sun and still see your subject. However, in the photo above, Amanda looks like she's superimposed onto the picture. She's not!
Here's a shot in the same direction with the flash off.
When I got home I warmed up the temperature in HP Image Zone. There is a way to adjust the temperature in the field, but Amanda was always on the move, so I didn't have time to adjust it.This is a shot on "Auto" with the flash on. When I get close and focus on Amanda's face, the rest of the background goes fuzzy. I'm not doing anything special, its the camera. I love these types of images. But like I said, she was on the move, and so I need to crop to center her in the photo.
I've experimented with my camera and learned few tricks from a friend.
These photo were taken at about 8:30 am. Amanda found her jacket in the living room and "asked" me to put it on her. Once I did, she went over to stairs and started rattling the gate. Have I told you how much she loves to be outside?By the way, I know could really use some new subjects. We're working on it!