Bright and Shiny
So I made mistakes with the digital camera at the Ladies and Gents Who Lunch get together at PCB Wednesday, but nothing too terrible. The LED display on the back of the camera seemed to indicate I was overexposing the pictures so I backed off two stops. Shouldn't have backed off two stops, although I was able to bring them back with Photoshop.
I have no idea if this camera was a good idea or not, but there is much to learn and I'm telling myself I'm looking forward to it. Tonight, anyway, one whiskey to the wind. The two differences I see between the digital color photograph above and the photograph I might have taken with film are first, I'd have brought a defuser for the strobe, thereby eliminating the hot spots, and second, I wouldn't have closed the lens down two stops because with film I know better. Still, no big deal, learning the equipment, neither will happen again. The real difference so far is digital works best with color and with film I shoot black and white. I like black and white. Which maybe doesn't bode well for digital pointing me in new directions, but it's a start.
A good meeting of the L&GWL, by the way. People I've not met before, many there from earlier gatherings, an eclectic bunch. I think I shot pictures of maybe three people there in the dark, but a lot of pictures of three people there in the dark (the one's sitting across me at the table, one does not want to move too far from one's beer.), all of them underexposed, all of their noses strobe light shiny bright. Fast living on a Wednesday evening, here in Oakland.