These are straight out of the camera. No editing. Shot with a Nikon D5000 with kit lens, all at ISO 200.
1. Shutter speed 1/15, f5. It was hard to not overexpose the white pages:
2. Shutter speed 1/30, f3.5, because I wanted to blur the background and focus on the leaf. Goodness, I feel so smart.
3. Shutter speed 1/30, f3.5. Obviously underexposed, because I forgot to look at the meter thingy.
4. Shutter speed 1/8, f3.5. Much better. This time I balanced the meter thingy. What's the technical term for that?
I totally feel like I have the hang of this. The issue now is doing it faster, before the "moment" is gone. Thanks, Darcy, for all the pointers!
Be thankful ~