I hope no one’s getting sick of River photos yet, because I didn’t and probably won’t have a chance to take more photos until at least this coming weekend.
We’ve been working on a big home improvement project, with a lot of help from my stepfather. Our house was a two family with an apartment on each floor that we’re converting back into a single. The front entrance opened up to the stairs for the upstairs apartment and a hallway to the downstairs apartment. We started by just cutting out the wall on either side of the stairs, we’ve started putting in the posts, banisters, and molding around the sides side of the stairs, along with painting. The big push recently is because my wife and I will be hosting Christmas for both of our families this year and we really want to show off what we’ve done with the house now that we’ve had it for about a year.
Since by now most of you will be familiar with this photo set, I’m going to talk a bit about why I was using the settings I did and how I got the shots. As I mentioned before this set is from Thanksgiving in Maine. We brought River with us and at some point before dinner we decided to take her for a walk. My family’s house is pretty far into the woods, so during our walk we let River off leash and my wife was throwing snow balls into a field for her to chase. The first thing I set was Autofocus to continuous. Continuous mode on Nikon will track your focus point as it moves. This setting gave me the best chance of keeping River in focus while she was running around. Then I kneeled down so I was roughly at eye level with River. Being at eye level generally makes photos of shorter subjects (pets, kids) more interesting. I also bumped up ISO slightly because I wanted to freeze frame her movements and snow puffs as much as possible.
- Date Taken: 11/27/2014 13:39:33
- Camera: NIKON D90
- Camera NIKON CORPORATION
- Exposure: 1/1250 s at f/5.6
- ISO: 400
- Lens: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
- Focal Length: 250.0 mm
- Flash: Did not fire
- Exposure Program: Aperture priority
- Metering Mode: Matrix