One of the things that I’ve found a bit annoying about my user’s manual is that, while it tells me how to change various settings, it doesn’t tell me *why* I’d want to change it.
Here’s a small example of what I mean: “Adjust the metering method (how brightness is measured) to suit shooting conditions as follows…” So, why would I want to do that? What benefit will that give me by fussing with the metering method?
Maybe my user’s manual assumes that the person reading it Has A Clue. Sadly, I Don’t Have A Clue. This is a problem. Not only will I have to learn what my camera can do, I will have to learn the associated why’s and why not’s.
I found my camera on the Portrait mode, so I decided to take a portrait shot of my beautiful dog. Harley is going to be 11 this summer. That’s pretty old for a boxer, and she’s the best possible dog I could have asked for. She is, in equal parts, both the smartest and dumbest dog on the planet. I think this behavior is encoded in doggy DNA so they can keep their Grand Plan away from us humans. But some of us are catching on.
I will need to take some really good pictures of her when the weather is decent. I don’t know how much longer she’s going to be with us. She’s my beautiful girl, and she’s a part of my family
Day 22, contemplative.