I’m not particularly new to photography but I’m also not at the point where I can intuit what to do when presented with whatever shooting conditions are present.
I have a basic understanding, maybe it’s better to consider it knowledge as opposed to truly understanding, of how aperture/f stops, shutter speeds, and iso levels interact but I acknowledge that part of getting better is simply a matter of practice and experimentation. Still, it would be nice to get a head start on how to do things though lol
I’ve also had my Ricoh GR for about 2 years now and have read up quite a bit on it but maybe I’m just thick headed when it comes to photography or something just hasn’t quite clicked yet. I do enjoy shooting with the little black box though and I’ve actually gotten a lot of photos that I really like but most of them have been either luck or I’ve had the time to take multiple photos to be able to select the one I liked most.
At the moment, I’d really like like help configuring the settings on my Ricoh GR for a few scenarios. It may sound like I’m trying to do everything so please feel free to correct me and point me in the right direction.
I do most of my photography during family gatherings and tours or cruises when we go on vacation so I feel I don’t have much time to mess around with different settings otherwise I’ll likely miss the shot. I also carry no extra equipment, I prefer to carry only the camera.
I know with the Ricoh GR, there are the My1/2/3 settings and I was hoping I could configure them for the following shooting scenarios, unless someone can come up with something better or more appropriate to what I’m trying to do because I find it a daunting task to go through each setting and be able to visualize how each one affects the final image:
Outdoor/plenty of light
Inside a moving vehicle
I think even just the first two may cover too broad a spectrum of situations, hence why I’m here asking for guidance lol
I like shooting with a lot of DoF and doing macro photography of insects or plants that I come across on my travels so I tend to shoot at f2.8 since that’s the lowest fstop I can go with the camera.
I’m also interested in playing around with black and white photography but I’m thinking that’s just something I can turn on with the effects.
If you need to know more, just let me know or if I should post some of my photos I can do that too. I’d just have to select photos that don’t have family members in them, I don’t know if they’re comfortable with photos of them being shared in public space but I do have other photos.
I’m not sure how I can TL;DR this so thanks if you managed to read this entire thing 🙂