This is my submission for Scott Thomas Photography’s Assignment 7: Creative Exposure.
My niece did a high jump for me. I used a fast shutter speed to capture and freeze motion quickly. I still don’t feel comfortable using the manual mode on my DSLR, so I used the sports mode to capture this image. The sports mode has a low aperture, from what I read and learned, the lower the number the more open which means more light is getting to my sensor. The sports mode in my camera is extremely fast, it is perfect to freeze motion but the faster the shutter, the less light is getting in and to compensate for this, the aperture open more.
The next three photos were taken with a close-up mode. The speed is not as fast as the sports mode, but the aperture is about the same. The low aperture here also means more open for the light to get into the sensor. The macro mode also creates a nice bokeh effect as well.
Please read Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat post to see more photos and video that I took.