Ignoring abuse from fellow co-workers lunching (and NOT in the exclusive shutterbug club, might I add), we began our walk in the cafeteria at the company Christmas tree. Andy guided us on this cool shooting technique for the tree lights – put the camera on manual focus, and purposely put the shot out of focus. But I am apparently standing too close, seems the camera is still trying to focus here –
So we stepped back a bit, and instead zoomed in. This is the effect we were after –
This is the first I really played with manual focusing my shots – I like it! (As you can see in this next shot .. I think I remember reading that you shouldn’t hold the lens while taking a picture. I’ll pretend it was intentional to demonstrate my newfound affection for manual focusing)
Next post-worthy pictures were taken of Paul’s model cars, which we staged outside the data center room. Nothing special about this next pic, I’m just amused that when you visit our data center, these guys greet you –
I shot on aperture priority, rather than macro, and am happy with these next 2 shots
At which concludes another successful & entertaining shutterbug club meet!