I’m starting to get the hang of my new camera. It’s a slow process, but I’m getting there.
I learned code back in the day by looking at other programs and seeing how they were written. I found that approach a lot easier than just reading books (I read plenty, but it was the hands on stuff that got me over the hump). I’ve discovered a similar way to learn photography.
I explore on Flickr and when I find a photo I am interested in (such as brightly colored night shots, etc.) I look for the “More Properties” link in the “Additional Information” column on the right hand side. Via that link I can see all of the settings used for the particular shot. Over time I start to see patterns that lead to a better understanding of the interplay between ISO, aperture and shutter speed.
The shot above is of Aidan, who is becoming quite the swimmer.