With my new shiny camera, 5 good friends, and new walking shoes, we headed up to Nikko. Nikko is my favorite day trip from Tokyo. I love little mountain towns in Japan and the temples are fantastically beautiful. So I figured it was a good place to test my new camera.
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My camera is much much better than the viewfinder. So while most "auto pict" pictures looked underexposed in the viewfinder, they looked great later. The pictures that I thought were better when I messed with the exposure ended up a little over exposed.
Take home lesson: Rather than take many pictures of one thing with different exposures, leave it to auto for now and take more pictures of different things.
My new camera is SLR, which means 1) I can change lenses 2) have more manual control 3) I need to look through the small hole to see compose the picture. This is good for a number of reasons... except it's a bit of a pain with glasses. So, some of my shots were cropped when I didn't mean them to be.
Take home lesson: when in doubt shoot wider shots and crop later
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