Yesterday, my friend Humps and I went to the Divine Mercy Shrine in Marilao, Bulacan to hear mass, say our prayers, and of course - take pictures. He uses a DSLR (Canon EOS 450D), and he was very kind enough to let me use it. I took lots of pictures - trying different settings, and here are a few of my favorite shots:
Stress balls? Looks like I am going to need one as I go through the day. Using DSLR can be stressful for a first-time user like me. Hahaha.
Lamps. There was this man-made cave in the grounds of the church, and I wanted to play with these lamps, but I really had a hard time adjusting the shutter speed, ISO, and aperture. It was difficult for me to use a DSLR, too, because I was wearing eyeglasses and through the viewfinder, I was able to frame this one good, but when I hit the shutter, parts of the glass frame was captured from the right side. Ugh.
Mom and son. Humps and I were taking a rest near the adoration chapel, and a family came near us. Humps asked me to take a picture of the kid, and this is how I captured it.
I am not sure if these images are good enough, but hey, it was my first time to use a DSLR, and I am using the manual mode! Humps didn't want me to use the auto mode because he said it made no sense if I would use DSLR then I would be running on auto. He had a good point.
But then again, my head was aching real bad after. I guess it was the heat, the lack of water and the fact that I had to close my other eye as I look through the viewfinder, but I had no regrets. It was a great day. Thanks a lot, Humps! And thanks also for the newspaper section you gave me about photography. It would help me a lot.
Well, jumping to DSLR from point and shoot is still impossible for me, but like what I said to Humps - at least inch by inch I am learning. So when the time comes for me to use my own DSLR, I pretty much know how to operate it.
*** Jenn ***