Aspiring to capture the perfect shot

A Day at the Zoo

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Yesterday I took my second trip to our little zoo here in San Jose to practice photographing animals in preparation for our trip to Africa.  When I got home, I found that many of my photos were blurry.  This was a very valuable experience, because, for the first time I really understand that my shutter speed needs to be larger than the inverse of my focal distance.  It seems that the only way that I can accomplish this is to set my shutter speed and then use auto ISO.  After I returned home, I took a few shots using this approach and they look sharp and bright, even though the ISO went as high as 6400 when shooting a shady area.

Here are a few from the zoo that came out o.k.


Author: Susan Gutterman

I am an amateur photographer and occasional blogger, living in northern California. I also enjoy reading, walking, traveling, volunteering and spending time with my family and my yellow lab, Gabby.

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