It was getting toward the end of the day and I hadn't taken a picture yet so when I heard the 3 of them up stairs playing Mario Cart, I grabbed my camera and flash and bopped on up there to see if I could get a picture. My camera was still in commander mode from the other day so I just plopped the flash down on the floor and aimed it at the sloped ceiling to bounce it. I was prepared to have to move it around but as it turned out, I have a pretty good eye for that. Well, it's more likely that I got lucky since I have zero experience with it. On the bright side, I did pretty well with my DoF. Macy isn't horribly blurry so I guess that goes in the "Making Progress" column.
Under the category of what I learned today: I should always wear my contacts when shooting. Why you may ask? Well as I was shooting Floyd, I had the camera down low so I was kind of looking through the view finder at an awkward angle and could not figure out why I couldn't get the picture to focus. I thought, maybe I was too close but that didn't make sense because I was several feet away. Then I realized that the AF actually was working but still it was blurry. After a few shots I realized I was looking over the top of my glasses. I have TERRIBLE vision and no amount of available correction in the view finder will compensate for that. So I had to put myself in and even more awkward position to get this shot. Notice the heinous shadows? Yeah, that's why I'm pretty certain that my flash placement for the first shot was strictly luck. Hey, I'll take it.
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun