Today I went out with my first ever DSLR, a Pentax K50, and took a bunch of shots in manual, my first time doing so! To say I’m pumped about learning to shot manually with a DSRL is an understatement.

I’m reading Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson, and in it he states that overcast weather creates good lighting conditions for beginners, as the light is distributed more evenly and softly. It didn’t seem intuitive to me but it was really something experimenting with it today. It’s surprising just how much you can manipulate the experience of the shot completely with these manual settings, changing everything about the photo. In this case, my first thought would not be of someone out in the cold rain with strong grey, overcast clouds above them. Yet there it is.

Seeing the colors blend & become kinda ethereal and so soft is just so neat.

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