I played around with Manual Mode for a little while. But then one day the pictures started coming out too bright. I couldn’t for the life of me understand how to change the settings. Every time I found a blog post on how to use Manual Mode, it always pertained to a Canon camera and I just wasn’t understanding it. Have I told you lately how much I love Pinterest? I happened upon a pin from this lovely lady that happens to have the same camera I use. And now.I.get.it. Sort of.
Aperture is expressed as F-stop, e.g. F2.8 or f/2.8. The smaller the F-stop number (or f/value), the larger the lens opening (aperture). Aperture is a space through which light passes in an optical or photographic instrument, especially the variable opening by which light enters a camera.
So I did as Aimee suggested and went from smallest to largest, on the same item. I just should have done it earlier, before the natural light was almost gone. Tomorrow I will try out her suggestion on ISO. Then shutter speed. But maybe I need to try aperture in better light too.
I used grapes. And focused on a grape that was closest to the lamp I had shining right on them. Each picture got darker and darker and by the end I had to move back a tad so that the shutter would actually click. I can’t wait to try out the other settings.