Actually, I'd say I'm learning more about myself than I am the camera. I had no idea until sitting down to edit this that I was so obsessed with making every shot a rack focus. Maybe that's why I was so enthralled with DSLRs to begin with. After all, that's their whole gimmick, isn't it?
Personal discovery aside, I learned the hard way on this adventure. My camera has no room for forgiveness when it comes to over exposure. Granted, it is my own fault to begin with, but since I was shooting snow I think I can one day forgive myself. It's just frustrating at the moment. I usually shoot under exposed if I slip up, so not being able to get an acceptable image even in post is upsetting.
In my previous post I said I wanted to go out and shoot when the snow got here, well the snow came at like 1:00 AM. Luckily it snowed all day, so I waited for it to really start coming down before I headed to the backyard. I had decided I was going to pair my video with the music from one of my daughter's toys, which wasn't super creative, but for me it was more about going out and doing it rather than making it perfect. Thinking back on it, I guess my biggest problem is going to be keeping track of my exposure when I change my zoom distances. Actually, I'm pretty sure that would explain both of my over exposed shots in the above video. Each was shot at a wide angle and preceded by a fully zoomed shot.
Oh well, lesson learned, and at the end of the day... well, actually two days... it's uploaded and I can go back to hoping for warmer weather.