Saturday, March 26, 2016

Dallas World Aquarium

Ellie and I went to Fort Worth back in October to visit Katie and Brice. During our visit, Ellie got to visit the Dallas World Aquarium for the first time. If you haven't been, you should definitely go!

Okay, embarrassing story here...I finally upgraded my camera awhile ago and I thought I had read all the pertinent directions. Looking at my photos in post processing, I kept thinking "I know this camera can do amazing things, so what am I not doing correctly? Why aren't these coming out better?!". I decided I needed to put in extra time practicing, but I could never nail the lighting. Well, it was definitely user error. Apparently the button that I thought was the f-stop was NOT the f-stop button but the exposure compensation button. In simple terms, I was adjusting the brightness by brute force instead of using the correct formulas and letting the camera settings do the work for me.

These photos (and quite a few to follow since I'm not necessarily posting chronologically) will be photos that I shot using the wrong settings, but I am really hoping that this new knowledge will allow me to start taking better photos!

Here are a few pictures from our trip!

Ellie and I enjoyed watching the river otters!

This otter kept swimming back and forth. Ellie loved it!

A flamingo peeks over from the flamingo enclosure. What a creeper ^_^

Aunt Katie and Uncle Brice

Checking out the fish :D

In front of the waterfall!

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