Know your settings.

Added on by John Sturr.
 Nikon 1 V1 - 10-30mm ASA 800

Nikon 1 V1 - 10-30mm ASA 800

Every once in a while I get snapped back into reality, to check settings and slowdown. 

This only happens of course when the result of failure is very, very disappointing. 

The scene is the office, again, and I wanted to grab and go with the V1 and flash.  This time I was sure to be on Image instead of video from the day before - humph - but because I didn’t want to really mess around with settings with flash I decided to go “P” - Program. 

Program is nothing to be ashamed of - as these cameras are really smart.  So I set on P, and then I set ASA on 800.  I didn’t want to be on Auto ASA as exposure would be fighting the flash.  So with that - I started taking photos - and then I was seeing that flash was too distracting to the subjects - so I turned it off and started shooting available light.  But get this — I didn’t re-adjust any settings to what I usually shoot.

The V1 was still on P

ASA was locked into 800

 Nikon 1 V1 - 10-30mm ASA 800

Nikon 1 V1 - 10-30mm ASA 800

I should have taken a step back and stopped, and reset to “A” Aperture and then brought ASA to Auto.

Something did appear a bit peculiar while shooting - but of course in the middle of what Vincent Versace would call the “Hair Ball” - it didn’t make sense to me, so I drove on.

I did get some decent results - but not the best results for sharpness and exposure.

I wish was at on auto ASA and I probably should have been actually shooting the 18.5mm f1.8 for better resolution and ASA.

Also, my point is that all of this stuff takes practice, and these things even happen to the most experienced.