My camera was not on complete manual mode for these pictures because I was just too overwhelmed. I put it on portrait mode (don't ask me why cause I really don't know, it's just what I chose). In doing that, when I manually changed some settings, it automatically changed others (I think). I played with the shutter speed and exposure (another tutorial for later). In the portrait mode the ISO was automatically 200 and when I changed it to 400 my pictures were WAY over exposed! Portrait mode also automatically put my F-stop (aperture) at 2.8 so I left that the same too because it wouldn't let me change it. Here's the best of what I got:
Shutter Speed 1/40, F-stop 2.8, ISO 200, exposure -1
Shutter Speed 1/10, F-stop 2.8, ISO 200, exposure +1
Shutter Speed 1/20, F-stop 2.8, ISO 200, exposure 0
Constructive criticism from people who know more than I do is ALWAYS welcome and GREATLY appreciated! I'm trying to learn!
Just an FYI to my loyal blog readers and my fellow blogging buddies. I will be offline for at least the next 2 days, possibly even up to 4 days (how am I going to survive?) because of Christmas. Actually it's really because I work a 12 hour day shift at the hospital tomorrow (Christmas Eve) and a 12 hour day shift on Christmas Day. I then have Christmas with Hubby's family (I'm missing Christmas with mine) on the 26th and then it's back to work for a 12 hour shift on the 27th!! UGH!