This photo isn't related to any part of the post today, I just thought that a picture makes a post more interesting.
Well, I am crazy excited to say that I just got Photoshop CS5. Now, having said that...it is a lot more to learn than Elements. Which of course, I love the challenge. I might get a little more pasty white from not going outdoors since my nose is stuck in my newest Photoshop book. If you already have Elements I am sure that you got the email stating that you could upgrade to CS5 for $299.00. I think this is a GREAT deal so I jumped on it. The cost is usually around $700.00!!!! Just thought I would share my excitement and tell you how stinking AWESOME this program is. I haven't gotten super far in the book, but what I am seeing so far is AMAZING!
On a different note, I am going to start to gather more info on metering for exposure for natural light photography. I do have a couple of tutorials already in the tutorial section of the blog (the only working button at the top of the page besides "home", and "about me"). I guess I should finish putting my blog together too! :) Anyhow, I have some of the basics for exposure already in the tutorial section. So, this week I am going to dive a little further into it. Here are a couple of tutorials that might be helpful on metering,ISO,shutter speed, and aperture. These are the basics on how to get a good exposure from my research. Currently I have been trying to figure out what exactly I should meter on in different lighting. Like if my subject is back lit, should I meter off the sunset, the grass, or the subjects face? So, once I have my data collected, next week I will post my findings and some example pictures.